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Avian Influenza or Bird Flu and Pet Birds star
There has been a lot of talk and misunderstandings circulating about the dangers of Bird Flu.

Choosing an Avian Veterinarian star
Who do you turn to when your bird is sick? Most bird owners contact pet stores and veterinarians when their bird is ill. Here are some reasons why an Avian Veterinarian is the best choice, how to find one, and how you know which one to choose.

EMERGENCY - Egg Binding star
If your bird is eggbound, you have an emergency situation on your hands. How you react can mean the life or death of your bird.

How Do You Know Your Bird is Sick? star
Generally, by the time your bird is showing signs of illness, he or she is already very ill. Birds hide their illness well.

Immediate Veterinary Treatment Required star
Can you get immediate veterinary care in your area for your bird if required? When a bird related emergency happened in my city, we found out that our birds do not have this service after normal clinic hours.

PBFD – Psittacine Beak & Feather Disease star
Psittacine Beak & Feather Disease or PBFD is one of the diseases that can be passed from bird to bird and is a good reason to quarantine any new bird that comes into your household.

Quarantining New Birds star
If you have one (or more) bird(s) and add another, should you quarantine your new bird?

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