Learning to Diagnose Your Birds - An Overview

Observation will be your best friend in the aviary - learn what to look for!

The information contained within these links is meant for the advanced bird owner - those who've kept birds for a minimum of 2 years, preferably longer. 


Novice bird owners should not use this information. There is a very fine line between mild concern and over reaction. Until you know your bird like the back of your own hand, this information may only scare you. You must know your bird; what is normal pertaining to behavior, droppings, water & food intake, etc., and what is not in order to diagnose your pet birds. Once you have a good handle on what is normal, these pages will come in handy.


As with our Microscopy pages, we will not mince words here. There are things on these pages you must accept, and some of them are not pretty. We only share facts proven and documented through years of diagnostic research. We're not in the habit of blowing smoke up folks' skirts and will be speaking very plainly here. If you have sensitive feelings, pass these pages by.


Links Pertaining to Diagnostics

Use these links or the links from the navigation bar to read about flock diagnostics.


OBSERVATION IS KEY

BASELINES ARE A MUST

WHAT'S NORMAL VS ABNORMAL

MONITORING DROPPINGS

HOW WATER INTAKE IS RELATED TO HEALTH

DESCRIBING YOUR SICK BIRD

SMALL CHANGES MAY MEAN BIG PROBLEMS

USING PHOTOGRAPHY AS A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL

Notice

WE ARE NOT A VETERINARIANS NOR DO WE KEEP A VETERINARIAN ON STAFF

Articles, information, photographs & product descriptions included on this site & associated social media pages are shared from our personal collections & experience gained during our 20+ years of extensive research. Information found here should be used as reference material only. 


We cannot and will not diagnose your bird via internet or email. Doing so is not only unethical, it is dangerous. If you suspect your bird is sick or injured, get it to an Avian Veterinarian right away. Your quick action could save their lives.


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