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1

T/F
Having the cage in an area that does not allow the bird to get enough rest could result in aggressive or other undesirable behaviors

True

2

You are performing a gram stain on the feces of a zebra finch, what should you find in a normal, healthy zebra finch?

Very little gram positive bacteria

3

Which muscles determine the body condition in birds?

Pectoral muscles

4

Cuffed endotracheal tubes should not be used in avians due to...

Birds have complete tracheal rings

5

If an avian patient weighs 527 grams, how much blood can safely be pulled?

5 mL

6

The most common pediatric problem for avians is..

Crop stasis

7

Chronic (avian) egg layers can be treated by breaking the reproductive cycle with...

LIGHT CYCLE CHANGES

8

What is the most reliable way to administer antibiotics to a pet bird?

In the pectoral muscle

9

A bird's water bowl should be...

Mounted on a wall of the cage or enclosure to keep it clean

10

When advising an owner on transporting his or her pet bird to the veterinary hospital, what is not good advice?

The cage should be thoroughly cleaned and new water provided to reduce stress to the bird

11

The male eclectus parrot is what color?

Green

12

Which oviduct and ovary are active in most birds?

Left

13

T/F
Dysecdysis is a clinical sign and not a disease in itself

True

14

The quarantine period for a wild-caught species should be a minimum of:

60 days

15

Injectable medications are given to reptiles in...

Cranial part of the body

16

Male sexual dimorphism in chelonians are generally seen as...

Elongated tail with the cloaca beyond the margin of the shell and a concave plastron

17

What zoonotic disease is carried by many reptiles?

Salmonellosis

18

A good way to prevent rostral damage is...

Create visual security in the enclosure

19

You are examining a pet iguana and want a sample of GI and urinary fluids. You realize that you can retrieve both samples from the...

Cloaca

20

What is true about barbering?

It is common in female mice

21

What is the most common site for venipuncture in chinchillas?

Jugular

22

What is true about chinchilla restraint?

They should never be scruffed

23

Which is not a rodent: prairie dog, guinea pig, hedgehog, or gerbil

Hedgehog

24

Mammary gland tumors are particularly common in...

Rats

25

Male chinchilla sex organs...

Their testicles are undescended, scrotum is absent, and their penis is S-shaped

26

Who can you pick up by the base of the tail?

Mice and rats

27

Do ferrets have sweat glands?

No

28

Trichobezoar is the medical term for a...

Hairball

29

Where geographically do sugar gliders come from originally?

Australia and New Zealand

30

Which female rodent is most likely to cannibalize their young when stressed?

Hamsters