The Effects of Tobacco Use on Avian Species

Tobacco products are severely detrimental to birds. They are proven to cause not only respiratory distress and disease, but they are also responsible for illnesses in every other body system. Second-and third-hand smoke are the most common causes of tobacco-related diseases; however, other forms of tobacco and nicotine products cause damage as well – damage … Read more

Pet Birds: Hand-raised or Parent-raised: Cited References

Raising a Macaw Parrot Chick

Article by:  Jeannine Miesle, M.A., M.Ed Main Article: Hand-raised or Parent-raised: Which Is Better For The Birds? by Jeannine Miesle M.A., M.Ed. REFERENCES 1. Bennett A. Avian GI and Reproductive Surgery. S. Eur. Vet. Conf. 2010 Reprinted in the IVIS website with the permission of the SEVC http://www.sevc.info www.ivis.org 2. Gallagher A. The Human-bird Bond and its … Read more

Pet Birds: Hand-raised or Parent-raised: Which is better for the birds?

Cockatiel feeding chicks

Article by:  Jeannine Miesle, M.A., M.Ed Abstract / Outline / Introduction 1. Hand-rearing: An Historical Perspective 2. Hand-rearing Techniques 3. Meeting the needs of the hand-raised Chick 4. Significance of the Studies on hand-rearing of Psittacine Birds 5. Responsibilities of Breeders and Potential Owners 6. Observations of Professional, Small-scale Breeders and Owners 7. A Highly Respected Avian Veterinarian … Read more

Woodpeckers (Picidae family)

Woodpeckers (Picidae family) The Picidae family includes the impressive Woodpeckers as well as Piculets, Wrynecks, and Sapsuckers. There are over 180 species—some sources tout as many as 200—and about 30 genera in the Picidae family. Attracting Woodpeckers … Possible Conflicts and Controlling Undesirable Activities on your Property Soaring over the treetops, in undulating flight alternating … Read more

Medications Used in Avian and Exotic Medicine & Pharmaceutical Terms

by Jeannine Miesle, MA Allied Member, Association of Avian Veterinarians Index of Bird Diseases … Symptoms and Potential Causes … Bird Species and Diseases They are Most Susceptible to … Bird Health Care … Glossary of Avian Medical Terms Pharmaceutical Terms Commonly Used Medications Used in Avian and Exotic Medicine Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin): potent anti-inflammatory, … Read more

11 Neoplasms and Oncology: Tumors, Masses and Growths in Birds

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Main Article:  Overview of Avian Geriatric Disorders with Emphasis on Psittacines Jeannine Miesle, M.A., M. Ed. January, 2022 11 Neoplasms and Oncology: Tumors, Masses and Growths A neoplasm is a new, abnormal growth of tissue which develops as a result of rapid cellular growth. It may be benign or malignant, and it has no physiological function. … Read more

Lifespan and Longevity / Species of Parrots by Jeannine Miesle

Main Article:  Overview of Avian Geriatric Disorders with Emphasis on Psittacines – Jeannine Miesle, M.A., M. Ed. January, 2022 2 Lifespan and Longevity The average lifespan of a bird is the life expectancy for that particular species. Longevity refers to the maximum lifespan that can be expected under ideal conditions. Many birds never reach their maximum lifespans … Read more

Appendix B. Carly, an aged macaw

Main Article:  Overview of Avian Geriatric Disorders with Emphasis on Psittacines Jeannine Miesle, M.A., M. Ed. January, 2022 Carly, an aged macaw. (images approved by Pete DiSalvo; used with permission) The following set of pictures is of a 75-year-old scarlet macaw named Carly. She was passed down in the family, and recently the last person who … Read more

Appendix A. Aging in Macaws- A Study by Susan Clubb

Main Article:  Overview of Avian Geriatric Disorders with Emphasis on Psittacines Jeannine Miesle, M.A., M. Ed. January, 2022 In 1992, Susan Clubb submitted a paper to the Association of Avian Veterinarians for publication and presentation at the annual conference proceedings. This paper, “Aging in Macaws,” documented the review of health records of a group of macaws … Read more

Avian Geriatric Disorders with Emphasis on Psittacines Jeannine Miesle

Main Article:  Overview of Avian Geriatric Disorders with Emphasis on Psittacines Jeannine Miesle, M.A., M. Ed. January, 2022 References 1. Aydinonat D et al. Social Isolation Shortens Telomeres in African Grey Parrots (Psittacus erithacus erithacus). Abstract. PLoS One 2014 Apr 4:9(4):e93839. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093839. eCollection 2014. – PubMed – 2. Austad S. Birds as Models of … Read more