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Exotic Patient of the Week

August 5, 2010 by  
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Paco is a 20-year old Congo African Gray parrot. He can say all kinds of things and is very entertaining for us and the other birds when he boards with us! He routinely needs his nares (nostrils) cleaned out because he develops rhinoliths, which are hardened accumulations of… Read more

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Hypocalcemia in an African Grey Parrot

December 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Birds

Congo is a wild-caught African Grey Parrot, presumably about 25 years old, who came to us late on a Thursday night because he’d stopped eating. We sent him home after gavaging him (administering formula directly into crop with a tube) and drawing some blood. Due to the time of day, we couldn’t get… Read more

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