Yes, you can if you currently don’t have regular liability coverage through your homeowners’ or renter’s policy. Just be prepared to pay a hefty sum for it or a hefty increase in your premiums on existing insurance.
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Yes. Most parrots have a keen sense of smell. It’s believed that they exude an aroma to attract a mate.
Yes. They have approximately 350 as opposed to the 9000 that humans have.
Birds do not catch “colds”. They do, however, come down with viral and bacterial infections. If your bird is lethargic, has a nasal discharge, is fluffed, sneezes alot, isn’t eating properly, etc
I am a new bird owner of birds that appear to be healthy and are on a varied diet. What does a common well-bird checkup consist of? I called an avian vet, and the receptionist said that some people have a visual checkup and a gram stain done, and some have blood work done. Is the blood work necessary at this point? They knock the birds out to take blood samples. Is this necessary since they seem healthy and normal? How much should expect to spend on this first checkup?
I personally don’t believe in “well-bird” checkups for the simple reason that you may expose perfectly healthy birds to disease by bringing them in to a vet’s office.