Common Problems of Pet Bird Ownership. Shannon C. Kircher. Introduction. Veterinarian’s duty to educate owners about potential problems: - Health problems - Proper care - Exotic Pet Trade - Release of birds. Hypothesis. Feather plucking in caged birds
Common Problems of Pet Bird Ownership
Shannon C. Kircher
Veterinarian’s duty to educate owners
about potential problems:
- Health problems
- Proper care
- Exotic Pet Trade
- Release of birds
Sources: Wissman 2006, McKechnie 2008, Veterinary Record 2008
Sources: Smeagal 2008, Faye 2008, Veterinary Record 2008
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