Date Last Updated: July 19, 2019

Tag: parasite

  • Internal Parasites – Prevention is Better than Cure

    Pet birds that were healthy when bought from a reputable breeder and are kept caged or indoors, are likely to remain healthy if provided with an appropriate diet and suitable housing that is ...

  • The Bane of Brood Parasites

    When we hear the word “parasites”, most of us would assume it is referring to an organism that feeds off another. In brood parasites, in the avian world, it works a little differently. To ...

  • Oxpeckers – Cleaners or Parasites?

    The two species of oxpecker which make up the family Buphagidae are endemic to sub-Saharan Africa. The yellow-billed oxpecker (Buphagus africanus) is slightly larger and more widely found than ...