June 29th, 2010 by RartaCockatiels
This video by Dr Ross Perry shows how to clip the nails and give drops by mouth to a sick cockatiel with suspected PBFD as well as chronic severe liver disease suspected to be associated with chronic chlamydophilosis, accumulated toxins and inappropriate diet.
Note how Dr Perry calms and restrains the cockatiel for these procedures to minimise struggling and distress. Dr Perry mentions some of the many causes of liver disease and aspects of his advice in terms of medications and health and well being support. In addition he also gave lots of advice on improving cage, diet, food and water containers, perches, toys, pathology tests and options for quantum evaluations and adjustments that is not included in this video.
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May 13th, 2010 by RartaCockatiels
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.
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.
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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