Did you know...?

Budgies, canaries and cockatiels can live 15 - 25 years and larger parrots such as cockatoos can live 40 - 80 years.

Since birds can live a long time we want to help them have happy and fulfilled lives by providing good nutrition, love and a stimulating environment.

Our Bird Facts and Care Sheets aim to provide quality information on nutrition, care, disease and first aid.

The information sheets are part of a long-standing service provided to vets and which are now available to you online! They are also used in our practice to supply information to our clients on bird care.

Simply click on a topic below.


General Information Disease

Care Sheets

Bird emergencies

Abnormal Droppings Caring for your bird ***UPDATED***
Bird Incubation, Fledgling and Weaning Times Bumblefoot (pododermatitis) Caring for your budgie
Bird Lifespan Table Chlamydia/Psittacosis Caring for your canary or finch
Bird Sex Determination Coccidiosis Caring for your chicken
Bird Weight Table Common Birds, Common Pathogens 1 Caring for your duck
Birds with crop problems Common Birds, Common Pathogens 2 Caring for your fruit and seed eating Parrot (eclectus ringneck alexandrian)
Budgie - Common Conditions Common Cockatiel Weaning Diseases Seen in 2000 Caring for your Lorikeet
Bush Tucker Egg binding ***UPDATED***
Feather Mites
Caring for your pigeon  
Choosing a budgie
Canary - Common Conditions Feather Picking & Self-Mutilation Choosing a lovebird
Cockatiels - Common Conditions Giardia Looking after your Parrot (Cockatiel to Cockatoo sized)
Cockatoo - Common Conditions Heavy metal poisoning Rearing baby birds
Common skin & feather problems in birds  Lipomas Safe toys and cage accessories for birds
Converting your bird to pellets Liver Disease 
Chronic egg laying  
Leg rings in birds  
Long beak  
Lovebirds - Common Conditions Lorikeet Paralysis Syndrome
Macaws - Common Conditions Marek's Disease
Maximum Volume of Fluid Administered to the Crop Megabacteria  
Microchipping birds Obesity - the overweight bird
Pigeon Paramyxovirus (PPMV1)  
Moulting in Pet Birds Poisoning from Common Airborne Toxins  
Quarantine Poisoning from Common Household Products
Simple Behaviour Training Polyoma - Part 1
Taking a Bird to the Vet  Polyoma - Part 2 (Budgerigars)
Toxic Plants Polyuria (increased urine)
Transporting your bird Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD) - Part 1
Well bird health screens  Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD) - Part 2
Psittacine Pruritic Polyfolliculitis (PPPF) or Stress Dermatitis
Scaly Face
Zinc Poisoning