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Referring to birds of the parrot family (parrots, parakeets, and budgerigars).


said of birds which are members of the order Psittaciformes, the parrots and parakeets.

psittacine beak and feather disease
occurs predominantly in young birds with their first contour feathers, but sometimes adults with previously normal feathers. There is a loss of contour and down feathers over most of the body, often progressing to complete baldness. The upper and lower beak may also be involved with inflammation, abnormal elongation, uneven wearing and transverse fracture lines. The disease is caused by circovirus.
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Occurrence of avian bornavirus infection in captive psittacines in various European countries and its association with proventricular dilatation disease.
Slight sexual dimorphism occurs in other monogamous psittacines, although detailed information is available for only a few species (Collar 1997, Masello and Quillfeldt 2003).
Venipuncture was performed on a group of 36 psittacine birds as part of routine health checks in a research aviary (Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine, College Station, TX, USA).
Since then, 6 different ABV genotypes have been detected in psittacines birds.
Thirteen species of psittacines used the clay lick in the early morning period (before 0730 hrs, Table 1).
Avian pox appears to be a rare condition in psittacine birds located in the United States and primarily causes ocular or upper digestive tract lesions in affected birds.
To investigate vertical transmission of ABV, we examined 30 dead-in-shell embryos of various psittacine species that originated from ABV-infected flocks with a history of PDD.
Parrots eat ripe and unripe fruits, and many species consume large amounts of immature and mature seeds, making some psittacines effective pre-dispersal seed predators (Desenne 1994, Pizo et al.
This is the first report of mesothelioma in a psittacine bird.
PCR identified Haemoproteus sequences in the blood of 3 of 26 psittacines, although parasitic structures were not identifiable in blood smears.
Seasonal movements are likely a response to breeding and availability of specific food resources similar to other psittacines (Symes and Perrin 2003).
An outbreak of sarcocystosis in psittacines and a pigeon in a zoological collection in Brazil.