Avian (Bird) Anatomy – Images of Head & Beak by Jeannine Miesle

Scissors beak in an African Grey

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 Respiratory System by Jeannine Miesle

Aspergillus Fumigatus

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 Cloaca and Bursa of Fabricus

Cloacal prolapse

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 Feathers & Skin by Jeannine Miesle

Bird Wing Anatomy

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 (scroll down)  … Read more

Avian (Bird) Anatomy – Images of Bird Skeletal System by Jeannine

Internal Anatomy of a long bone with trabiculae, medullary bone

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 (scroll down) … Feathers & Skin  … Read more

Pet Birds: Hand-raised or Parent-raised: Behavioral Issues Associated with Hand-reared Chicks

Image 10A: This hand-raised African grey parrot on the left (Psittacus erithacus) was presented with a novel object, a child’s teething toy in the shape of a monkey. Although the bird did not panic, it was reluctant to approach this new toy. The reluctance to approach a novel object is referred to as “neophobia” (image courtesy Yvonne Van Zeeland, in Speer: Current Therapy in Avian Medicine and Surgery).   Image 10B: This parent-raised African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus) was presented with the same novel object as the parrot in Figure 6- A. Despite the fact that this bird had also never been in contact with the toy, it immediately approached this new toy and started to explore it with its beak and feet  (image courtesy Yvonne Van Zeeland in Speer: Current Therapy in Avian Medicine and Surgery).

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. 10. Behavioral Issues Associated with Hand-reared Chicks So what are the consequences of hand-raising chicks? Because these birds were raised in an unnatural manner, they “never developed an appropriate sense of self.” 2 Pulling the … Read more

Pet Birds: Hand-raised or Parent-raised: Diseases

Image 10A: This hand-raised African grey parrot on the left (Psittacus erithacus) was presented with a novel object, a child’s teething toy in the shape of a monkey. Although the bird did not panic, it was reluctant to approach this new toy. The reluctance to approach a novel object is referred to as “neophobia” (image courtesy Yvonne Van Zeeland, in Speer: Current Therapy in Avian Medicine and Surgery).   Image 10B: This parent-raised African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus) was presented with the same novel object as the parrot in Figure 6- A. Despite the fact that this bird had also never been in contact with the toy, it immediately approached this new toy and started to explore it with its beak and feet  (image courtesy Yvonne Van Zeeland in Speer: Current Therapy in Avian Medicine and Surgery).

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. 17. Diseases 17.1 Bacterial Infections Unweaned birds are particularly susceptible to bacterial infections. The causes are poor husbandry and an immune system which is not fully developed. Hand-feeding practices are the primary cause of crop … Read more

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

Image 29: Indian Ringneck father feeding the chicks. As Nature Intended.

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.   Image 29: Indian Ringneck father feeding the chicks. As Nature Intended.   Conclusion The days of hand-rearing as an accepted method of rearing chicks are over, but many breeders refuse to discontinue the practice. … Read more

Physical Illnesses & Conditions Brought About by Improper Hand-feeding

Image 19: Maxillary brachygnathism, or overgrown beak, in an Amazon (image courtesy Dan Razdik; used with permission).

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. Physical Illnesses and Conditions Brought About by Improper Hand-feeding 16.1 Beak Deformities from Poor Hand-feeding Techniques 16.1.1 Maxillary Brachygnathism 16.1.2 Mandibular Prognathism 16.1.3 Scissors Beak 16.2. Damage to the Crop 16.2.1 Crop Stasis—a Case Study … Read more

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

Image 19: Maxillary brachygnathism, or overgrown beak, in an Amazon (image courtesy Dan Razdik; used with permission).

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. Pet Birds: Hand-raised or Parent-raised: Which Is Better For The Birds?  Abstract,  Outline  and Introduction  Abstract Birds, like any other animal, thrive as adults when the parents have raised them to abundance weaning and fledging. … Read more