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Welcome to our Blog page. Here you'll find lots of useful information about Everything for your Parrot. There's expert blogs & articles from Rosemary Low, the late Liz Wilson, Mike Simmons, Dorothy Schwarz and Barbara Heidenreich to name a few.

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The Importance Of Preventative Medicine In Birds

Monday, 9th January 2017Written By Northern Parrots

The team at Avian Veterinary Services explain why you should take your Parrot for regular health checks.They also discuss some of the health issues that can be picked up by taking your Parrot for a check.


The Dangers of Teflon to Parrots

Tuesday, 20th January 2015Written By Northern Parrots

We have received some unfortunate news from one of our customers who has recently lost their feathered companions through Teflon poisoning.

Because of the tragic passing of his birds, the customer has asked us to raise awareness of this danger to help remind other bird owners to be careful.

So let us remind ourselves of the dangers around our home and what we can do to limit and remove these dangers from our Parrot`s lives.


Fracture Repair in Parrots

Tuesday, 11th November 2014Written By Northern Parrots

Richard Jones of Avian Veterinary Services has kindly written an article on fracture repair in Parrots. Have a read to find out how it happens, plus how you can contact the AVS team.


Omega Fatty Acids: Getting the Balance Right

Tuesday, 11th March 2014Written By Northern Parrots

The Lafeber Company discuss the importance of Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acids which are a vital part of a healthy diet for birds, animal and people.

Find out what exactly they do and how they are used by the body.


New Parrot Boarding Facilities at Avian Veterinary Services

Tuesday, 11th February 2014Written By Northern Parrots

Top notch Parrot Boarding facilities now available for all birds with Avian Veterinary Services (AVS).


Jo's Busy Beak Gets Her Into Trouble!!

Monday, 3rd February 2014Written By Northern Parrots

This blog has been provided courtesy of Avian Veterinary Services (AVS) and is about Jo, a two year old female Galah who has previously boarded at the clinic on a number of occasions, and like virtually most Cockatoos is an extremely 'busy' bird, positively bursting with character!


Lead and Zinc Poisoning in Parrots

Friday, 24th January 2014Written By Northern Parrots

This article has been kindly provided by Matthew Fiddes BVSc DZooMed(Avian) MRCVS. Head vet at CJ Hall Veterinary Surgeons in East Sheen, London.

We hope it helps highlight how easily heavy metal poisoning can occur and the need to act quickly.


About Avian Veterinary Services (AVS)

Wednesday, 27th November 2013Written By Northern Parrots

Learn more about why pet bird and Parrot owners near and far look to aquire the help of the Avian Veterinary Services, run by Richard Jones BVSc Msc MRCVS and his fully qualified team.


Is It TRUE That You Can`t Tell If A Bird Is Sick?

Saturday, 28th April 2012Written By Liz

It's certainly true that Parrots are good at hiding illness - as prey animals they have to be. There can be subtle indications though that all is not well, and, as the person who knows your bird best and sees it every day, you are best placed to pick up on these.

Parrot behaviourist and former veterinary technician Liz Wilson provides information on how to recognize many of the symptoms and behaviour changes our Parrots may display, so veterinary help can be sought before the problem develops further.


Is Your Parrot Getting Enough Sleep?

Monday, 23rd April 2012Written By Liz

If your Parrot is showing problem behaviours such as feather plucking, screaming, aggression, had you considered if sleep deprivation might be a factor?

Getting a good nights sleep is just as important for Parrots as it is for people. And it's probably true that most Parrots need more sleep than we do - most Parrots are from equatorial regions which have a 12 hour night throughout the year.

But how can you accomplish that in a busy household where the TV is on till late and people need to get up early for work? Liz Wilson has some suggestions...


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