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One of the two most important skills of being a human flock member is knowing when to disengage. Our human emotional drive tends to get in the way of parrot logic and somebody gets bit. Normally us. This is not the bird's fault, nor does is signify the bird is bad.

Earlier I wrote about creating a Parrot Healthcare System, you can find that article HERE. I'd like to go over the second half of creating your Parrot Healthcare System; the First Aid Kit and Emergency Plan. Having a Parrot First Aid Kit at the ready, and knowing how you will respond to get your baby to the Vet (weekend or weekday) creates a confident and calmer moment when things do go wrong.

At Concord Pet Foods in Dover we see a ton of problems due to nutrition.  Generally, the dog or cat isn’t getting something it needs or there is an ingredient or ingredients that the animal is having a reaction to.   Over shedding is the most common issue we deal with, followed by waxy ears or ear infections and excessive paw licking or chewing.  So, through the years I have developed a plan to fixing these complications.   Plan A: If you are feeding food, treats or human food with wheat, soy, and/or sorghum (generally grocery store brands) in them then at this point we need to eliminate all of them.  Do this for 60-90 days.  It takes 30 days to get whatever is causing the allergy out of the body.  Plan A foods to switch to:  Country Naturals chicken or pork, Professional chicken or lamb, Verus chicken, lamb, or fish, Artemis chicken, or Precise chicken or lamb. Plan B: We will at this time eliminate grain entirely.  Grain can cause other issues such as rashes, obesity, and diabetes as well.  Grains include rice, barley, oatmeal, and millet, again giving a 60-90 day window to see results. Plan B foods to switch to:  Country Naturals g/f chicken or fish, Read More Ask the Experts! Bobby from Concord Pet @ Dover