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Budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus), commonly known as budgies, can make wonderful pets. They are generally inquisitive, social birds that are relatively easy to keep. There are many colour varieties available, with the green colouration being the most common in wild birds. Mature males generally have a blue cere (the cere is the skin structure around the nose and above the upper beak), and females usually have a brown cere.
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Behavioural training can be a great way to build and maintain a healthy, trusting relationship with your bird. This article summarises some of the key concepts involved in behavioural training, as well as some ideas for starting training at home with your bird.
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In Australia, the main species of turtle that are found in captivity are the long neck species (Chelonia Longicolis) and the shorter necked species (Emydura and Elseya spp). Each one of these species has different requirements and the information provided can be used to keep them happy and healthy in their indoor enclosures.
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Feather destructive behaviour in birds may be a symptom of many different diseases and has no one single cause. Unfortunately, it is also a very common condition encountered in a huge range of species at The Unusual Pet Vets.
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Lumps and bumps on or under the skin are relatively common in rats and mice. Sometimes these masses can occur suddenly and grow quite quickly and other times they grow slowly over time. In any case, it is recommended to book in for a vet check as soon as you notice a lump on your pet.