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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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Protecting Birds Against Bird Flu

Wednesday, 14th December 2016Written By Northern Parrots

The Birdcare Company have written this excellent blog, which explains how to protect your birds against bird flu, and how using one of their products, Avisafe can be effective in fighting this condition.


Medicating Your Parrot

Monday, 26th September 2016Written By Barbara

It's inevitable that we will have to medicate our Parrots at some point in their lives. Barbara Heidenreich explains how to train your bird to accept medicines.


Psittacosis: What A Companion Parrot Owner Needs To Know

Tuesday, 2nd August 2016Written By Dot

Psittacosis is a common illness for Parrots. Dot Schwarz looks at what causes it and how to cure it.


Find Out More About Caring For Your Parrot

Friday, 9th October 2015Written By Northern Parrots

October is a really big month for pets and consequently our Parrots, with big campaigns running to promote their welfare. Read on to find out what they are.


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.


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.


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