Avian veterinarians report that obesity, and related health concerns such as atherosclerosis, fatty liver and hernias, are now among the most common maladies exhibited by the parrots under their care. The problem is approaching epidemic proportions.
Obesity in Parrots
Much of what we know concerning obesity in parrots parallels what we have learned about the same condition in people, and leads to similar health concerns. When lab tests are run on overweight parrots, a condition known as Hyperlipidemia – high levels of fat in the blood – is usually diagnosed. Read More »