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31

Describe the steps taken to stop a bleeding blood feather.

grasp the base of the feather at the follicle, pull straight out, apply pressure if needed

32

In gavage feeding psittacine birds, where is the anatomical site where it is placed? What is the most common complication of gavage feeding?

crop, regurgitation

33

Why are lories and lorikeets considered specialized feeders? What part of their anatomy is adapted to this specialization?

their tongue is textured differently to obtain pollen and nectar, tongue

34

As a rule, overweight or heavy bodied birds need more/fewer feathers removed than birds of normal weight or with trim bodies.

fewer

35

List one species of parrot that is considered to be "heavy bodied"

amazon parrot, african grey

36

What is the main purpose of wing clipping in a pet parrot?

to stop them from flying upward

37

When restraining a macaw why is the "choke hold" better to use?

because macaws faces are more prone to bruising due to the featherless patch

38

Name the fruit that is toxic to birds. List something else that is toxic.

avocado, onion

39

List 2 anatomical/morphologic features tat distinguish most cockatoos from other psittacine species.

they have a crest, white based feathers powder down, eye color changes as an adult

40

List 2 species of cockatoo seen in the pet trade.

Moluccan, umbrella cockatoo

41

Amazon parrots are prone to ______ which can hamper the male's attempt to breed.

obestiy

42

Name another parrot obesity is common in.

pionus

43

At what age are ferrets vaccinated for rabies virus, through which route?

3 months old, subcutaneous

44

What are the three brand names of all the vaccines approved for in ferrets?

Imrab 3 TF, Purevax, Fervac D

45

List 2 reasons why using a towel to capture a bird is useful.

1) avoid associating hands with capture 2) bird gets distracted by towel so it will not bite you

46

What is the function of the uropygial gland?

waterproofs feathers

47

Name a psittacine bird lacking a uropygial gland.

amazon parrot

48

How is infection with canine distemper virus in ferrets prevented?

vaccinating the ferret with ferret canine distemper vaccination

49

The black-footed ferret is being introduced back into the SW U.S. from captive breeding programs after coming close to extinction in the 1980s due to habitat destruction and lack of its primary prey species, which is the ______

prairie dog

50

What is the ferret's scientific name?

Mustela putorius furo

51

The domestic ferret was derived from the _______

European polecat

52

What is the genus and species of the domestic rabbit?

Oryctolagus cuniculus

53

T/F Domestic (European) Rabbits= O. cuniculus are all descended from wild Oryctolagus species.

true

54

What order is the domestic rabbit?

Lagamorpha

55

Family Leporidae, genera (3)-fertile cross matings of these genera do not occur: 1) ______ (cottontail) 2) ________ (hares, jackrabbit) 3) _______ (rabbits)

1) Sylviagus 2) Lepus 3) Oryctolagus

56

T/F The Family Ochotonidae is for pika and mouse hare which are lagamorhpa not rodent species.

true

57

What are some domestic rabbit uses?

1) pets 2) biomedical research 3) shows 4) meat 5) fur

58

What are some biomedical breeds? Meat? Fur?

biomedical- NZW(new zealand white), dutch, french lop meat-NZW, californian, himalayan, giant breeds fur-angora, rex, satin

59

T/F Rabbits are born precoccial meaning with their eyes open and not dependent.

false-altricial dependent

60

T/F Rabbits mouths do not open fully, making intubation difficult and is done with a "blind" technique.

true