CockatielsHealth.com via Dr Ross Perry informs you about Cockatiels Health and Diseases

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I intend  CockatielHealth.com to be the best site about Cockatiels Health and Diseases.

As an introduction, I, Dr Ross Perry graduated as a vet BVSc(Hons) from University of Sydney in 1972 and was registered as Australia’s first Bird Specialist  by examination in Caged and Aviary Bird Health in 1993 with FACVSc(Avian Health). I have written many articles and book chapters, as well as “Vade Mecum 2 Diseases of Birds” and “Caring for Birds with Love and Gratitude”. I served as Dial-A-Vet for 3.5 years on Sydney radio 2GB, and was featured many times on Animal Hospital, a television production by Channel 10.

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Some of my childhood pets were cockatiels and I bred Cockatiels and other birds for a time, so became interested in Cockatiels Health and Diseases at an early age. Cockatiels Health and Diseases issues are some of the most common  that I treat and give advice about.

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I consult  in Cromer, Sydney, Australia about Cockatiels Health by appointment. Cromer is on Sydney’s Northern Beaches near suburbs such as Brookvale, Dee Why, Collaroy, Beacon Hill, Frenchs Forest, Allambie Heights, Belrose, Davidson, Terrey Hills, Warriewood, Manly and Mona Vale. Cromer is also within easy traveling distance by car from Sydney’s North Shore suburbs such as Crows Nest, Chatswood, Roseville, Lindfield, Gordon, St Ives and Pymble. I can be contacted via http://www.DrRossPerry.com.au or directly when you register your name and e-mail address via this CockatielsHealth.com website.

I am writing and illustrating a major textbook on Cockatiels Health and Diseases for vets and others around the world wanting to learn about caring for and treating cockatiels. This book wil includes lots of important advice about choosing and buying pet cockatiels, cockatiel diets, cockatiel cages, quarantine, cockatiel toys, cockatiel health hazards, poisonous plants and perches, moulting, wing clipping, taming cockatiels, calming cockatiels, handling cockatiels, holding cockatiels, restraining cockatiels, cockatiel behaviour, determining the sex of cockatiels, teaching cockatiels to talk, introductions and match making, breeding cockatiels, hand-raising cockatiels, sick cockatiels, diarrhoea, respiratory diseases, infectious diseases, PBFD Psittacine Beak Feather Disease, Cockatiel Polyomavirus, Psittacosis and Avian Chlamydophilosis (Chlamydia), bacterial infections in cockatiels such as coliform infections, Cockatiel fungal infections including Megabacteria Associated Disease, yeast infections and thrush, protozoal infections such as Canker and Trichomoniasis, Coccidiosis, Worms including Roundworms, Capillaria & Tapeworms, Mites including Scaly Face, and Lice. “Cockatiel Health” also details other diseases such as Cancer, Heavy Metal Poisoning, leg paralysis, sore eyes, feather plucking and feather loss as well as injuries such as broken wings and broken legs. It will show you how to treat cockatiels, and how to crop feed them, how to give medicines by mouth and injection, dose rates for medicines, drugs, and dietary supplements and other ways to support health and well-being and much more. Aspects of the above will be included in this website and there will be links to help you access much more detailed information.

I am very interested in an integrated or holistic approach to health and wellness as it applies to cockatiels health and diseases, other birds and animals, and their custodians.

This website is under development so please be patient and keep revisiting it. Please register your name and email address as soon as possible and log in so you will soon be able to gain access to much more information and help about caring for cockatiels than you can access just by browsing this website. So register soon and help share what you learn with other cockatiel owners and bird keepers so that together we improve the quality of life of caged cockatiels around the world.

Please also explore a major website of mine http://www.drrossperry.com.au by clicking on this link. Remember, this is how you can contact me and access Harrisons Bird Foods and many other products to support health and well-being in your cockatiels.

And, THANK YOU!

Dr Ross Perry.

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Cockatiel Randy Bird Syndrome

Cockatiel randy bird syndrome is very common in cockatiels that don't have a compatible partner of the opposite sex and same species, especially during the breeding season. There are many different manifestations of cockatiel randy bird syndrome. Cockatiel Randy Bird Syndrome in male cockatiels often results in significantly different patterns of behavior than seen in female cockatiels. In the accompanying video on Cockatiel Randy Bird Syndrome we see a delightful cockatiel get excited about a foot massager and then having a wonderful time "going to town" on it. The video of Cody is courtesy of Cheryl Willobird with my thanks, and yours too, after you've enjoyed watching it!

 

Click on the following link:Cockatiel Randy Bird Syndrome

 

Although this video about Cockatiel Randy Bird Syndrome is both funny and amusing, at another level this sort of behaviour is not likely to be seen in nature. Cockatiel Randy Bird Syndrome has lots to do with how cockatiels adapt to situations in which their natural needs from a young age of having a choice of partners of the opposite sex before reaching sexual maturity have not been met. In my book "Caring for Birds with Love and Gratitude" I advise pairing birds after they have been initially hand tamed, with compatible partners of same species and opposite sex, before either has  reach ed sexual maturity, if and when possible.

 

 

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Cockatiel Dances All Shook Up 301010

 

Http://www.CockatielsHealth.com brings you another video clip of cockatiels Shadow and Cricket courtesy of Greg. This time Shadow dances All Shook Up Cockatiel Style.

 

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Be sure to enjoy their other dances which on one hand are very amusing and on the other belie compensation behaviour for unmet needs. So let's laugh some more while pondering the concept that many of the  emotions and needs of birds might parallel our own.

Details of other videos of Shadow and Cricket dancing are :

Hot to Trot Dance for Randy Birds 301010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdK3Yo0JyCk

http://www.CockatielsHealth.com brings you another Hot to Trot Dance  for Randy Birds Enjoying a Roll. This is a sequel to the previous Hot to Trot Dance with link below, and again features Shadow and Cricket courtesy of Greg..

Hot to Trot Randy Bird Dance 301010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5jCSW2VQ8o

http://www.CockatielsHealth.com brings you Hot To Trot Randy Bird Dance featuring Shadow egged on by Cricket who is along for the ride, and courtesy Greg McCarthy.

Avian Vet Specialist Dr Ross Perry notes that this video is highly amusing and close to x-rated but not quite. It  shows another aspect of Randy Bird Syndrome behaviour. Cricket and Shadow are friends but are both males and neither have compatible partners of the opposite sex and same species yet. During peak breeding season they're feeling more than their oats and find a rolling dowel perch is not so easy! Learn lots more about Randy Bird Syndrome in Dr Ross Perry's book "Caring for Birds with Love" available from http://www.DrRossPerry.com.au

 

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Hot to Trot Dance for Randy Birds 301010

 

http://www.CockatielsHealth.com brings you another Hot to Trot Dance  for Randy Birds Enjoying a Roll. This is a sequel to the previous Hot to Trot Dance with link below, and again features Shadow and Cricket courtesy of Greg.

 

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Hot to Trot Randy Bird Dance 301010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5jCSW2VQ8o

http://www.CockatielsHealth.com brings you Hot To Trot Randy Bird Dance featuring Shadow egged on by Cricket who is along for the ride, and courtesy Greg McCarthy.

Avian Vet Specialist Dr Ross Perry notes that this video is highly amusing and close to x-rated but not quite. It  shows another aspect of Randy Bird Syndrome behaviour. Cricket and Shadow are friends but are both males and neither have compatible partners of the opposite sex and same species yet. During peak breeding season they're feeling more than their oats and find a rolling dowel perch is not so easy! Learn lots more about Randy Bird Syndrome in Dr Ross Perry's book "Caring for Birds with Love" available from http://www.DrRossPerry.com.au

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Cockatiel Making Strange Noises Health check with Dr Ross Perry

 

http://www.Cockatielshealth.com with Sydney bird vet specialist Dr Ross Perry brings you Part 1 of a long consultation for a cockatiel health check for "Little One" a cockatiel reportedly making a strange noise intermittently over a period of 1 month.

 

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In part 2 Dr Ross Perry discusses cockatiel wing clipping.

 

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In part 3 Dr Ross Perry gives lots of advice about choosing and caring for another Cockatiel to partner single cockatiels around the world. 

 

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In part 4 Dr Ross Perry concludes a long consultation with "Little One" with advice about his microscopic examination of the faeces, and advice about diet and natural sunlight.

 

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Cockatiel Care & Cockatiel with jammed toe 050810

 

http://www.CockatielsHealth.com with Bird Vet Specialist Dr Ross Perry brings you a video clip of a very annoyed upset Cockatiel with a jammed toe filmed immediately after she had a protective dressing applied to her left foot. About 1 hour earlier she had her left front toe jammed badly in a cupboard door that was accidentally closed while she was perching on its edge. Her left front lateral jammed toe was badly bruised and much of the skin on the upper surface of the toe was peeled away. She was given pain relief as soon as possible just before the dressing was applied. The dressing includes a series of decoys for her to bite so that she is not biting herself, especially her jammed toe. However, some birds still need to have an Elizabethan Collar applied as well to prevent self-mutilation until they adjust to and accept a dressing, splint or cast.

 

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Cockatiel Care & Cockatiel with jammed toe 140810 recovery

 

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http://www.CockatielsHealth.com with holistic vet and bird specialist Dr Ross Perry brings you video clips of the follow-up consultation about Louie Cockatiel's jammed toe. We see that the nail remained alive and the skin and the toe has made a marvellous recovery. The video is cut short because we ran out of battery! When Louie's bandage was completely removed and he was returned to his cage he held his foot up for a while and then resumed using it normally.

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Sick cockatiel with Avian Chlamydiosis Psittacosis 210810

 

http://www.CockatielsHealth.com with avian vet specialist Dr Ross Perry brings you a video clip from a consultation for a sick white faced pearl grey cockatiel with signs of Avian Chlamydiosis, a disease that is associated with Chlamydia psittaci. People also sometimes succumb to this disease. In people it is called Psittacosis.

 

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Cockatiel with lots more than abdominal hernia 191010 #1

 

http://www.CockatielsHealth.com brings you part 1 of the clinical examination of Misty, a cockatiel with an abdominal lump. The cockatiel is found to have an abdominal hernia, probably secondary to chronic oviduct disease and randy bird syndrome. Dr Ross Perry discovers that in addition to the abdominal hernia she also has a cere abscess, chronic air saculitis and respiratory disease, probable psittacosis/ chlamydia infection, severe chronic bumblefoot, diarrhoea and signs of Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease PBFD. In the next video Dr Perry discusses surgical repair of the abdominal hernia as well as what he advises for the other issues.

 

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In #2 Dr Ross Perry discusses what can be done to help Misty.

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In #3  you can watch Dr Perry performing a "nose job" in which he gently and carefully curettes out the dry pus from the cockatiel's left nostril

 

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Hot to Trot Randy Birds Dance 291010

http://www.CockatielsHealth.com with Australia's leading bird vet specialist Dr Ross Perry brings you a very interesting video clip Hot To Trot Randy Bird Dance featuring Shadow egged on by Cricket who is along for the ride, courtesy of Greg McCarthy. This video of two hot to trot randy birds dancing is highly amusing and close to x-rated but not quite. Shadow, the pivotal dancer and Cricket are both male cockatiels without female partners and both are feeling their oats (being randy birds) in peak breeding season. Shadow is very keen to find some way of relieving his needs using the doweling perch but he finds a rolling dowel perch is not so easy! . This behaviour demonstrates another aspect of Randy Bird Syndrome. 

Learn lots more about Randy Bird Syndrome in Dr Ross Perry's book "Caring for Birds with Love" available from http://www.DrRossPerry.com.au

 

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I recommend whenever possible compatible birds be kept in pairs of same species and opposite sex and be given the opportunity to breed 1-2 x every 1-2 years by provision of  appropriate nesting boxes, logs or nesting material and dietary changes to support  breeding. This is my preferred way of addressing Randy Bird Syndrome.

 

 

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Cockatiel Health Care PBFD Cockatiel Part 2 080710

http://www.CockatielsHealth.com with Avian Vet Specialist Dr Ross Perry brings you part 2 of a Cockatiels Health Care video recording of a consultation about a rescued pet cockatiel with clinical signs of PBFD Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease.

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Cockatiel Care Cockatiel Psittacine Beak Feather Disease PBFD 080710

http://www.CockatielsHealth.com with Bird Vet Specialist Dr Ross Perry shows you a Cockatiel Health Care video of a rescued pet cockatiel with signs of chronic Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease. Dr Ross Perry named this Circovirus-associated disease Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease Syndrome soon abbreviated to PBFD.He has recently discovered that the quantum frequency settings for the Cockatiel Circovirus, Budgerigar Circovirus, Cockatoo Circovirus, Lovebird Circovirus, Canary Circovirus, Lorikeet Circovirus and Pigeon Circovirus are all different and also expects the Raven Circovirus Quantum Frequency Settings to also be different. In due course you will be able to learn a lot more about Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease from Dr Ross Perry at http://www.PsittacineBeakFeatherDisease.com. Dr Ross Perry predicts that Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease affected birds will be able to be helped to recover health and wellness by applied quantum technology in the near future.

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