Author Archive | David Perpiñán

Obesity in Parrots

When parrots are provided with appropriate diets and plenty of exercise, they tend to keep a good body condition and are not particularly predisposed to obesity. However, these factors are difficult to meet in captivity, and inappropriate diets and lack of exercise are the main causes of obesity in parrots, together with other obesity-related problems. […]

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Hair Balls and Foreign Objects in Ferrets

Ferrets have a tendency to ingest objects – which we refer to as ‘foreign objects’ or ‘foreign bodies’ – and develop an impaction of their stomach and intestines (known as the ‘gastrointestinal system’). In addition, similar to cats, they can develop hair balls in their stomachs. In this article we explain how these conditions are […]

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