Birds have been “hard-wired” through evolution to hide signs of illness in order to prevent a predator from picking them as easy prey. This trait, which serves them well in the wild, has lead to the misconception that birds get sick and die very quickly. A thorough physical examination with laboratory tests can identify problems before they become lethal. If you have concerns about your bird’s health, please call your family veterinarian.  The articles provided below are not a substitute for medical care and are provided for informational purposes only.

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