Most of us are familiar with the parasites that affect dogs and cats, but what some people don't know is that parasites are a common problem in poultry as well. It's essential to be familiar with which parasites affect birds, so we can be vigilant and protect our flocks. What are parasites? A parasite is an organism that lives in or on an organism of another species (also known as a host). These parasites benefit from the host by getting food at the host’s expense. There are internal and external parasites that affect our feathered friends. Internal parasites live inside
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In case you want to keep a bird as a pet and you aren’t sure where to begin, we have pulled together the best basic information to help you get started. If you are looking to raise birds for eggs or meat, we recommend you head right over to our backyard poultry articles for the best information for your needs. Read on for some great information about caring for parrots! Food Nutrition is the most important part of a bird’s life; it impacts their health, longevity, appearance, and behavior. In the wild, parrots (psittacines) usually balance their diets by eating
Parrots are lively and popular companion animals in Southern California. In this article we would like to discuss how to feed parrots for optimum longevity and quality of life. It is a common misconception that parrots can remain happy and healthy on an all-seed diet. Although inexpensive , an all-seed diet will eventually result in malnutrition. Seeds are high-fat “junk food” with few vitamins and minerals, similar to only eating candy or French fries. In fact, your pet bird simply cannot thrive on an all-seed diet. The lack of vitamins A and D, minerals such as calcium, and essential