Parrot Nutrition

Proper nutrition is an important part of living a healthy life for both people and animals. We don’t always get the proper nutrition we need, and poor nutrition can cause potential damage to our bodies. Similarly, an unhealthy diet can lead to health problems in pet parrots as well. Parrot owners should be especially cautious when […]

Parrots as Pets

Parrots are unique, complex, and entertaining birds. They are smart, can learn tricks, and provide excellent companionship for some people. Parrots have become increasingly popular as pets in the United States, but it is important to recognize the responsibility involved with caring for a parrot. Parrots come in hundreds of species. Therefore, pet owners should […]

Birdy in the Window

Looking for a pet that does not need to be housebroken, groomed or trained?  How about a flock of them? If so, consider making the front or backyard a haven for wild birds.  With very little effort, one can enjoy the sights and sounds of these feathered friends all year long. The best way to […]

Schubot researchers image Avian Borna Virus

COLLEGE STATION, TX – Scientists working at the Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center at Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine have finally visualizedthe Avian Borna Virus, the cause of Proventricular Dilatation Disease in parrots. Using advanced electron microscopy, a team of scientists at the Schubot Center led by Dr Ian Tizard, have succeeded in photographing avian Borna Virus. […]


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