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One of the most important things you can do to keep your finches healthy, is to keep their cage clean and free of excess debris. While "Animal Husbandry" is defined primarily as the care and breeding of domestic food and work animals, it must be expanded to include ANY domesticated animal. We, as caretakers, should be vigilant in the proper care and feeding of all animals in our possession. This includes our birds, cats, dogs, rodents, fish, or any other critter we keep in our home.
Once in our possession, it is our duty to care for them properly. Hygiene is a major part of that care, and proper hygiene leads to good health. But there is far more to health and hygiene than just keeping cages clean. There are things you need to know about your birds so when they DO get sick, you know what to do about it.
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TAKING BASELINE STATS ON EACH BIRD
AVOIDING ILLNESS IN THE AVIARY
DESCRIBING YOUR SICK BIRD TO YOUR VET
HOW TO HANDLE YOUR BIRDS
THE BENEFITS OF HANDLING YOUR BIRDS OFTEN
TRIMMING BEAKS & CLAWS
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR BIRD GETS SICK
YOUR BIRD AND THE MOLT
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