All too often, new bird owners wake up to the shock of finding that their pet has become seriously ill -- seemingly out of the blue. Birds are very strange creatures in that it is often hard to tell if they are not feeling well. Owners cannot rely on their birds to simply tell them that they are sick, nor can they expect a sick bird to screech out of discomfort or show any obvious symptoms at all. For this reason, it is important to become familiar with the more common signs of illness in companion birds. Don't miss my new article on How to Tell if Your Bird is Sick
. Early diagnosis is key in saving sick birds' lives. Make sure that you know when to act so that your pet has the best possible chance at recovery.
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