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Gray parrots (Psittacus erithacus) are popular companion birds, particularly noted for their ability to mimic human speech, their intelligence, and longevity. They are also prone to developing abnormal behaviors such as feather damaging behavior. This review explores the current available knowledge ...

Author(s)
Greenwell, P. J.; Montrose, V. T.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2017, 20, pp 44-51
Abstract

There has been a recent trend towards keeping non-traditional companion animals, also known as exotic pets. These pets include parrots, reptiles, amphibians and rabbits, as well as small species of rodent such as degus and guinea pigs. Many of these exotic pet species are not domesticated, and...

Author(s)
Grant, R. A.; Montrose, V. T.; Wills, A. P.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2017, 7, 6, pp 47
Abstract

Prey are often difficult to locate visually, which may help them avoid predators. However, an animal's appearance might also evolve in response to the abiotic environment. Here, we investigate the processes that determine the appearance of silk webbing built by New Zealand's largest endemic moth ...

Author(s)
Yule, K.; Burns, K.
Publisher
Wiley, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Ecology, 2017, 98, 5, pp 1324-1333
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate effects of administration of a 4.7-mg deslorelin acetate implant on egg laying in healthy cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus). ANIMALS: 52 cockatiels. PROCEDURES: 26 breeding pairs (a female and its respective male in each pair) were selected on the basis of their history of...

Author(s)
Summa, N. M.; Guzman, D. S. M.; Wils-Plotz, E. L.; Riedl, N. E.; Kass, P. H.; Hawkins, M. G.
Publisher
American Veterinary Medical Association, Schaumburg, USA
Citation
American Journal of Veterinary Research, 2017, 78, 6, pp 745-751
AbstractFull Text

The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of collard green stalks as environmental enrichment on the behavior of cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) maintained in captivity. Sixteen birds were housed individually in cages and fed a commercial diet for parrots and seed mix, with water ...

Author(s)
Carvalho, T. S. G.; Saad, C. E. P.; Alvarenga, R. R.; Ferreira, W. M.; Assis, V. D. L.; Pereira, V. M.; Scalon, J. D.; Silva, J. P.; Zangeronimo, M. G.
Publisher
FEPMVZ - Editora, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Citation
Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, 2017, 69, 3, pp 718-724
Abstract

We describe the seminal characteristics of the kea parrot (Nestor notabilis), an endangered species endemic to the South Island of New Zealand. Semen was collected in the full breeding season from 6 birds in the collection of an amateur aviculturist. The manual massage technique was used. A total...

Author(s)
Dogliero, A.; Rota, A.; Lofiego, R.; Degerfeld, M. M. von; Quaranta, G.
Publisher
Association of Avian Veterinarians, Bedford, UK
Citation
Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, 2017, 31, 1, pp 24-28
Abstract

Manual restraint is commonly necessary when working with avian species in medical, laboratory, and field settings. Despite their prevalence, little is known about the stress response in raptorial bird species. To further understand the effect of restraint on the stress response in birds of prey, 12 ...

Author(s)
Doss, G. A.; Mans, C.
Publisher
Association of Avian Veterinarians, Bedford, UK
Citation
Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, 2017, 31, 1, pp 1-5
AbstractFull Text

This article discusses the behavioural and welfare aspects of restricting the flight of parrots and other psittacines by cutting the wing feathers.

Author(s)
Mosquera Miguélez, M.
Publisher
ASIS Biomedia s.l., Zaragoza, Spain
Citation
Argos - Informativo Veterinario, 2017, No.187, pp 82
Abstract

The psychological and physiological effects of different genres of music are well documented in humans. These concepts have also been studied in kenneled dogs and some exotic animals, implying that animals may experience benefits similar to those of humans. This study tested the hypothesis that...

Author(s)
Williams, I.; Hoppitt, W.; Grant, R.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2017, 186, pp 85-92
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Author(s)
Flinchum, G. B.
Publisher
Educational Concepts LLC, Tulsa, USA
Citation
NAVC Clinician's Brief, 2016, No.September, pp 105-107

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