What are the new world (US, North America, South America, Central America) breeds of birds? (7)
Macaws, Amazon Parrots, Pionus parrots, Parrotlets, Conures, Quaker Parrot, Caiques (they are all psittacines)
Which parrots are prone to obesity?
Amazon Parrots and Pionus Parrots
What parrots are the smallest NW parrots?
What are the old world (Europe, Africa, Asia) breeds of birds? (11)
Cockatoos, Cockatiel, Budgerigars, Austrailian Grass Parakeets, Rosellas, Eclectus Parrots, Lories/Lorikeets, Ring-Neck Parakeets, Lovebirds, African Grey Parrot, Senegal Parrot
What breed of birds usually enjoys cuddling, petting and prolonged physical contact?
Cockatoos have pronounced production of ______ that can produce allergic reactions in some people.
powder down (dusty feathers)
How can you tell a male Cockatiel from a female?
males have a bright grey path and females have a bar under their tail
How can you tell a male Budgerigar from a female?
the male has blue on the top of the beak(cere), the female has pink/red
How can you tell a male Eclectus Parrot from a female?
sexual dimorphism: males are green females are red/blue
What group of birds is susceptible to hemochromatosis (iron storage disease)
What are the two subspecies of the African Grey Parrot?
Congo(most common), Timneh
What is the most intelligent psittacine species?
African Grey Parrot
T/F African Grey's produce feather dander though not as much as in cockatoos.
An international agreement between governments to ensure that trade does not threaten the survival of wild animals and plants
CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)
Accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity
Excessive accumulation of fluid in body tissue
Sternum of a bird
Why shouldn't a cardboard box be used to transport a bird?
they can chew through it
____ is a way for birds to conserve body heat and energy
____ is the best anticoagulant for an avian hemogram.
_____ whole blood usually produces a larger plasma yield than serum samples
A maximum of ____ of the total blood volume of a bird's body weight can be taken.
If a bird is unaccustomed to restraint, the stress involved can create a physiologic falsely elevated _____
T/F Birds have two jugular veins; the right is the preferred site for venipuncture because it is the larger of the two.
T/F Using the right jugular veing can present as a risk since dorsal to the jugular vein lies the cervicocephalic air sac, and ventral to the vessel is the crop.
Which venipuncuncture site is a very stable vessel with little mobility, which helps reduce the risk of hematoma formation.
medial metatarsal vein
The _______ is the best phlebotomy site because it can be bandaged and the bird can be released immediately
medial metatarsal vein
How do you test for hydration in birds?
using the modified skin tenting evaluation
Avian's ears lack ____
Psittacines have gram-positive flora because of their ____ diet, in contrast carnivorous birds have _______ flora