Treat the “hard crop” of a baby parrot

A crop (croup/craw/ingluvies) is a thin-walled expanded portion of the alimentary tract used for the storage of food prior to digestion. Due to some reasons,  the food stop inside the corp and accumuate to make the crop become big and hard, then we call it “hard crop” which often happens on parrots. Hard crop is […]

Help the baby bird get out of the egg

Normally a budgerigar baby will get out of the egg shell at the 18th day if the mother bird has a good motherhood and no external interference. But if the baby bird hasn’t come out after 18-19 days, it may be due to the inappropriate temperature and humidity. At this situation, we should observe and intervene it […]

Treat the parrot beak’s fungal infection with tea tree oil

I found by chance my parrot’s low beak had some plaques with pitting marks/small holes on the root. I searched online and know it’s a fungal infection that’s also called “dermatophytosis”. The most suggested treatment is to apply a layer of white Vaseline on the affected area. This is to isolate the fungi from oxygen, then […]

Treatment for the bird who catch a cold

A bird also catches a cold. This is a common thing that happens mostly on baby birds. Baby birds are weak and their feathers are not fully developed, so when they can get a cold easily! When birds get a cold, they often tuck their heads under wings with fluffed feathers, appear no appetite, inactive and sleepy. Finally […]

Keep Bird Flu Away From You And Your Pet Birds

Bird flu, also called Avian influenza, refers to influenza caused by some influenza virus strains adapted to birds. There are many types of bird flu, and most do not cause severe illness in birds and humans. But one type of bird flu, H5N1, have caused the death of millions of poultry and many wild birds, and sometimes can be passed […]

Prevention and treatment for a pet bird’s egg binding – dystocia

What is egg binding? Egg binding refers to a serious medical condition that a female bird is unable to pass an egg. The egg may be stuck near the cloaca or inside the reproductive tract, it can cause infection and even death if not treated properly in time. Why egg binding occurs? Egg binding can […]

How to treat a constipated bird

It’s rare for a pet bird, especially a pet parrot, to get constipated. But once a bird suffers a constipation, the bird will often strain to defecate, and become very inactive or irritable with fluffed feathers. It’s a very bad health problem that needs to take immediate attention and action. The bird’s constipation can be caused by: The bird does not have enough […]

Diagnosis and treatment for a dehydrated baby bird

Dehydration is a common serious problem that often happens in baby birds. It will cause baby birds die quickly, so an immediate medical attention should be paid when the birds have the below signs: Reddish looking skin instead of pink looking. The baby gets a bit constipated as it often does the pooping jobs with little […]

Parrot Eye Conjunctivitis Treatment

The conjunctiva is the membrane that lines the inside of the eye lid.  When the conjunctiva gets inflamed or infected, we call it “conjunctivitis”. Conjunctivitis is a common eye disease in parrots. It can be caused by vitamin A deficiency, viral infection, injury or parasitic infection. If not treated in time, the disease would develop to blindness or even death. […]