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

What Human Foods Can Cockatiels Eat?

cockatiel food

What Human Foods Can Cockatiels Eat Safely? Cockatiels are natural herbivores which means in their natural habitat they’ll only eat plant matter. This includes fruits, vegetables, seeds and grasses. Keep this in mind when eating dinner and deciding to share some with your pet cockatiel. If you’re having a hamburger and french fries for dinner, … Read more

Glossary of Common Avian Medical Terms by Jeannine Miesle

Bird  Respiratory System

Main Article: Avian Medical Terms / Bird Health & Diseases by Jeannine Miesle, MA, Allied Member, Association of Avian Veterinarians Images:   Relevant Avian Anatomy Image Gallery  Commonly Used Avian Medical Terms Abdomen/Abdominal region:  between the thorax and pelvis: ventral part of bird, between vent and posterior sternum; flight muscles located between belly and breast Abdominocentesis: drawing out … Read more

Avian (Bird) Anatomy – Images of Bird Liver & Kidneys by Jeannine

Fatty Liver Disease in Birds

Main Article: Avian Medical Terms / Health & Diseases by Jeannine Miesle, MA, Allied Member, Association of Avian Veterinarians … Avian Anatomy Image Gallery (NOTE: Some of the images / illustrations on this and linked pages may be too graphic for young audiences. We recommend parental supervision and approval.) Skeletal System … Feathers & Skin  …  Cloaca and … Read more

Avian (Bird) Anatomy – Images of Bird Wound Healing Processes

Granulomatous tissue in wound healing

Main Article: Avian Medical Terms / Health & Diseases by Jeannine Miesle, MA, Allied Member, Association of Avian Veterinarians … Avian Anatomy Image Gallery (NOTE: Some of the images / illustrations on this and linked pages may be too graphic for young audiences. We recommend parental supervision and approval.) Skeletal System … Feathers & Skin  …  Cloaca and … Read more

Avian (Bird) Anatomy – Images of Bird Glands by Jeannine Miesle

Salt glands in a water bird

Main Article: Avian Medical Terms / Health & Diseases by Jeannine Miesle, MA, Allied Member, Association of Avian Veterinarians … Avian Anatomy Image Gallery (NOTE: Some of the images / illustrations on this and linked pages may be too graphic for young audiences. We recommend parental supervision and approval.) Skeletal System … Feathers & Skin  …  Cloaca and … Read more

Avian Anatomy – Images of Muscles & Tendons, Feather Piloerection

Patagium

Main Article: Avian Medical Terms / Health & Diseases by Jeannine Miesle, MA, Allied Member, Association of Avian Veterinarians … Avian Anatomy Image Gallery (NOTE: Some of the images / illustrations on this and linked pages may be too graphic for young audiences. We recommend parental supervision and approval.) Skeletal System … Feathers & Skin  …  Cloaca and … Read more

Avian (Bird) Anatomy – Images of Bird Brain and Nervous System

Avian Brain

Main Article: Avian Medical Terms / Health & Diseases by Jeannine Miesle, MA, Allied Member, Association of Avian Veterinarians … Avian Anatomy Image Gallery (NOTE: Some of the images / illustrations on this and linked pages may be too graphic for young audiences. We recommend parental supervision and approval.) Skeletal System … Feathers & Skin  …  Cloaca and … Read more

Avian (Bird) Anatomy – Images of Cells, Genetics and DNA by Jeannine

Cell structure and mitochondria

Main Article: Avian Medical Terms / Health & Diseases by Jeannine Miesle, MA, Allied Member, Association of Avian Veterinarians … Avian Anatomy Image Gallery (NOTE: Some of the images / illustrations on this and linked pages may be too graphic for young audiences. We recommend parental supervision and approval.) Skeletal System … Feathers & Skin  …  Cloaca and … Read more