Avian Medicine: Housing and Behavior

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Avian Medicine: Housing and Behavior
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2013-05-21 12:03:53
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  1. What size should the cage be?
    The largest possible
  2. How wide should the cage be?
    at least as wide as the wingspan
  3. What 4 other things are important to consider with cages? T,NTM,E,P
    • thickness of bars
    • non- toxic materials
    • ease of cleaning
    • placement of food and water bowls
  4. What should be considered with the perches?
    • they should be of varying diameters
    • natural wood is best
  5. Toys are important for enrichment what what 3 things should be considered?NT,O,S
    • non-toxic
    • overcrowding
    • substituting for actual interaction is not recommended as they are social creatures
  6. What should be encouraged?
    foraging for food
  7. What can be used for entertainment? MTV
    • music
    • television
    • videos
  8. What 2 toys may have toxic materials?
    • bells
    • mirrors
  9. What is important to provide no matter where the cage is located?
    daily interaction
  10. Although interaction is important the cage should also be put in a place where the bird can get _ hours of sleep during quiet time.
    10-12
  11. Is covering the cage adequate enough for quiet time to sleep?
    no they will still be curious about what you are doing ex:watching tv

    note:a separate cage can be used for this
  12. Insomnia can cause what?
    destructive behaviors
  13. Is a kitchen or bedroom location recommended for the cage?
    NO!
  14. Temperature CTT is?
    comfy t-shirt temperature : 70F
  15. Bathing: Abnormal or Normal?
    both: it can be enjoyable or caused by stress
  16. Playing on the cage bottom:Abnormal or Normal?
    Normal
  17. Preening:Abnormal or Normal?
    Normal: grooming behavior
  18. Molting: Abnormal or Normal?
    Normal when it has symmetry
  19. Normal sleeping behavior:
    • on one foot
    • head turned 180 degrees
  20. Normal regurgitation:
    can be sign of attachment/excitement
  21. Flashing with eyes:Abnormal or Normal?
    Normal
  22. Shivering:Abnormal or Normal?
    Normal
  23. Feather destruction: Abnormal or Normal?
    Abnormal
  24. Sitting on cage botton: Abnormal or Normal?
    Abnormal
  25. Shivering with fluffed feather:Abnormal or Normal?
    Abnormal
  26. Regurgitation with vomiting:Abnormal or Normal?
    Abnormal
  27. Mean bird turned friendly:Abnormal or Normal?
    Abnormal
  28. Tailbobbing=
    abnormal dypsnea
  29. Falling off perch while asleep:Abnormal or Normal?
    normal
  30. Falling off perch while awake:Abnormal or Normal?
    abnormal
  31. Asymmetrical molting/patches=
    abnormal

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