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
In gavage feeding psittacine birds, where is the anatomical site where it is placed? What is the most common complication of gavage feeding?
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
As a rule, overweight or heavy bodied birds need more/fewer feathers removed than birds of normal weight or with trim bodies.
List one species of parrot that is considered to be "heavy bodied"
amazon parrot, african grey
What is the main purpose of wing clipping in a pet parrot?
to stop them from flying upward
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
Name the fruit that is toxic to birds. List something else that is toxic.
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
List 2 species of cockatoo seen in the pet trade.
Moluccan, umbrella cockatoo
Amazon parrots are prone to ______ which can hamper the male's attempt to breed.
Name another parrot obesity is common in.
At what age are ferrets vaccinated for rabies virus, through which route?
3 months old, subcutaneous
What are the three brand names of all the vaccines approved for in ferrets?
Imrab 3 TF, Purevax, Fervac D
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
What is the function of the uropygial gland?
Name a psittacine bird lacking a uropygial gland.
How is infection with canine distemper virus in ferrets prevented?
vaccinating the ferret with ferret canine distemper vaccination
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 ______
What is the ferret's scientific name?
Mustela putorius furo
The domestic ferret was derived from the _______
What is the genus and species of the domestic rabbit?
T/F Domestic (European) Rabbits= O. cuniculus are all descended from wild Oryctolagus species.
What order is the domestic rabbit?
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
T/F The Family Ochotonidae is for pika and mouse hare which are lagamorhpa not rodent species.
What are some domestic rabbit uses?
1) pets 2) biomedical research 3) shows 4) meat 5) fur
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
T/F Rabbits are born precoccial meaning with their eyes open and not dependent.
T/F Rabbits mouths do not open fully, making intubation difficult and is done with a "blind" technique.