Health and husbandry of companion parrots

Stacey Vickery, Ashton Hollwarth
Thursday, December 2, 2021

Parrot ownership is growing increasingly popular in the UK. Many veterinary professionals will find themselves treating a parrot at some point in their careers. Knowledge of the husbandry requirements of different species including housing, diet, hygiene, socialisation and enrichment is essential in order to evaluate these patients.

Figure 1. An African grey parrot in an appropriate carrier with thick plastic sides and a wire front.
Figure 1. An African grey parrot in an appropriate carrier with thick plastic sides and a wire front.

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