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Feather plucking, UV and D3 in indoor Birds - part five

A real-life parrot owner writes to expert John Courteney-Smith over feather plucking concerns. Read his response....

Read more 15 Sep 2021
Tackling rabbit dental problems

Bought By Many’s vet expert Dr. Sophie Bell looks into tackling dental problems in rabbits. She explores causes, the most common symptoms, the main preventative methods, diagnosis and treatment.  

Read more 21 Jul 2021
How to choose the correct lighting for your bird - part four

Not all lamps are the same, regardless of their name or marketing. It is completely legal to sell ‘full-spectrum’ or ‘daylight’ lamps, be they tungsten, fluorescent or LED, that cannot produce UV. 

Read more 21 Jul 2021
Fighting feather plucking in parrots

Feather plucking is a worry for parrot owners. Dr Sophie Bell discusses causes, prevention and treatment

Read more 2 Sep 2021
Calcium, magnesium and UV and preventing feather plucking in birds - part three

UV exposure, calcium and magnesium can support your parrot's body in a range of ways. 

Read more 6 Jul 2021
Parrots and Aspergillosis

Bought By Many’s vet expert Dr. Sophie Bell discusses the issue of Aspergillosis in Parrots. She explores causes, the most common symptoms, the main preventative methods, how it is diagnosed and then treated and prevented.

Read more 14 Jun 2021
The benefits of UV lighting for birds - Part two

Birds can see within the UV spectrum, which helps with food identification, choosing a mate, plumage and health.

Read more 9 Jun 2021
The importance of UV lighting for birds - Part one

Lack of UV lighting for parrots can lead to health problems, including feather plucking. We explore light importance in the first of a series of articles. 

Read more 19 May 2021
Getting to grips with Gut Stasis

Bought By Many’s vet expert Dr. Sophie Bell discusses the issue of Gut Stasis. She explores causes, the most common symptoms and the main preventative methods.

Read more 17 May 2021
Foster Bird insurance from Exotic Direct

If you've fostered a bird from Birdline or All Star Parrots then our Foster Bird policy is designed for you

Read more 14 May 2021
How to groom a rabbit

Grooming is an important part of your rabbit's care regime, and should include eye, ear, teeth and bottom care. Learn what to do and how in our article.

Read more 5 May 2021
How to build an aviary

Building an aviary is a natural extension of bird keeping. Fresh air, rain, wind and sunlight improves birds’ health.

Read more 17 May 2021
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