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Why Do Parrots Need UV Light?

UV light is so important to the health and wellbeing of your Parrot. Read on to learn why UVA and UVB light is recommended, how they help and the effects if birds don’t get enough UV light This is why Parrots Need UV Light… During the summer months your Parrot will have been outside more, […]

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Harness training

Harness Training Your Parrot

Barbara has advice on harness training your Parrot. For those of you who have been to my seminars and seen video clips of Parrots sitting for blood draws and perched patiently while they receive an injection, you no doubt realized those are behaviours that were trained with tiny, tiny approximations and took some time to […]

Jo the Galah

Jo’s Busy Beak Gets Her Into Trouble!!

Here’s how Jo the Galah’s busy beak got her into trouble, written by the team at Avian Veterinary Services. Back story When she was presented to the clinic one night in her carrier, with her head tucked behind her wing and non-responsive to all around her, we knew she was in trouble! The owners reported that she […]

C.J. Hall Vets

About C.J. Hall Veterinary Practices

Find out more about C.J. Hall Veterinary Practices.  With a special interest in medicine and surgery of exotic animals including Parrots and Parrot-like birds. Plus a self confessed aim to provide the highest standard of care in veterinary surgery and medicine C.J. Hall Veterinary Practices are the place to go in the London area. About […]

Lead and Zinc Poisoning in Parrots

Find out more about lead and zinc poisoning in Parrots. Parrots are naturally inquisitive and enjoy chewing a variety of objects. Although they are mostly highly selective as to what they will eat, cases of accidental poisoning are not uncommon. Lead and zinc poisoning are the most common heavy metal poisonings we see in our […]

Scale training

Scale Training Your Parrot By Barbara Heidenreich

Barbara Heidenreich explains how to do scale training.  Ideally, you want to weigh your bird about once a week. This will give you a very good idea of what is normal for your Parrot. If your bird loses or gains a lot of weight this can be a signal to you that something may be […]

Birch Heath

About Birch Heath Veterinary Clinic

Birch Heath is recognised as one of the best equipped surgeries in the country. It treats raptors, Parrots, cage and aviary birds as well as a whole host of other exotic animals. Many of you may have met Michael Stanford as he held regular consultations at our old premises in Ramsbottom. We are very proud […]


About Vetark & Peter Scott FRCVS

Find out more about Vetark. History One of the UK’s specialists in exotic pet nutrition, Peter Scott and his team have been leading the way for over 20 years with their range of vitamin and mineral supplements, available for all kinds of animals including Parrots and pet birds. Vetark Professional was formed in 1988 by specialist exotics […]

African Grey new wings

All I Want for Christmas is My Two New Wings!!

Avian Veterinary Services tell the story of an African Grey who had work on their wings.  Budge We first met Budge, an African Grey Parrot when he arrived at the clinic with a broken and bleeding beak tip following an unfortunate crash landing. The reason for this incident, which had been one of many recently, was that […]

Royal Dick School

About The Royal (Dick) School Of Veterinary Studies

Find out about the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. In 1818 William Dick was awarded a diploma in veterinary science by the London Veterinary College. After returning to Edinburgh he set about promoting veterinary education in Scotland. After years of perseverance in 1823 he was rewarded and he became the first lecturer in veterinary […]

About Avian Veterinary Services

About Avian Veterinary Services (AVS)

Learn more about Avian Veterinary Services.  If you are looking for a warm and welcoming team with a genuine passion for all things avian you needn’t look any further. Avian Veterinary Services is a state of the art medical and surgical facility exclusively for the treatment and care of birds based near Northwich, Cheshire, just […]

Black-headed Caique

Black-Headed Caique Fact Sheet

Find out more about the Black-headed Caique. Rosemary Low takes a look at these distinctive little white-breasted Parrots which she feels have a lot going for them as companion birds: they are small, yet highly active and easily intrigued. Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of caring for Black-headed Caiques. Scientific […]

Alexandrine Parakeet

Alexandrine Parakeet Fact Sheet

Rosemary Low explains more about the Alexandrine Parakeet in her fact sheet. Scientific name Psittacula eupatria Ornithological name Greater Rose-ringed Parakeet For everything you need for your Alexandrine please click here. Adult length Most males measures about 58cm including the tail which accounts for about 36cm. The female’s tail is slightly shorter. Wingspan 14-23cm (depending on […]