Flashcards in Week Two: Avian Nursing Part 1 Deck (44)
What is pinning/flashing?
Pupil changes size rapidly
What are some abnormal parrot behaviors?
Feather destruction, sitting on the cage floor, fluffed feathers, regurgitation and vomiting, sudden friendliness, no poop, mouth breathing, falling
What are some normal cockatoo behaviors?
Biting (they find it funny), talking, being curious/destructive
What are some common breeds of cockatoos?
Umbrella, Moluccan, Rose-breasted, Sulphur-crested, Goffin's
What are some normal behaviors for Budgerigar's?
Very social with other birds, preening, food sharing, being flighty around humans
What is some normal traits of Eclectus?
Sexually dimorphic (males are green, calmer, and less aggressive while females are red and mean like in real life), generally quieter and less active
What are some traits of cockatiels?
Sweet, feisty, social, vocal (good at whistling and singing)
What are some traits of African Greys?
Extremely intelligent, they don't have a preen gland which means they have powdered downs, great vocalizers, cautious, prone to feather destruction under stress or boredom, dusty
What are some common species of African Greys?
Congo (black beaks and bright red tails), Timneh
What are some traits of lovebirds?
Likely to whistle or sing, more people-friendly when housed alone, protective of cage mates
What are some traits of Macaws?
Largest of the commonly owned parrots, loudest birds, active and vocal, can learn words, stress leads to feather plucking, LARGE amounts of poop, very strong beaks
What are some traits of Conure?
Smaller parrots, active and vocal, very close with owners but can nip and bite
What are some common species of Conure?