Research Documents

Bavelaar FJ, Beynen AC. Assessment of commercial feeds for parrots. Tijdschr Diergeneeskd. 2003 Dec 1;128(23): 726-34

Collette JC, Millam JR, Klasing KC, Wakenell PS. Neonatal handling of Amazon parrots alters the stress response and immune function. Appl Anim Behav Sci. 2000 Mar 1;66(4):335-349. (PDF)

Diamond JM. Evolutionary biology. Dirty eating for healthy living. Nature. 1999 July 8;400(6740):120-1. (PDF)

Doneley RJ. Acute pancreatitis in parrots. Aust Vet J. 2001 Jun;79(6):409-11. (PDF)

Dorrestein GM. Feeding of parrots. Tijdschr Diergeneeskd. 1991 Apr 15;116(8):424-5. Dutch.

Dorrestein GM, Buitelaar MN, van der Hage MH, Zwart P. Evaluation of a bacteriological and mycological examination of psittacine. Avain Dis. 1985 Oct-Dec;29(4):951-62.

Earle KE, Clarke NR. The nutrition of the budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus). J Nutr. 1991 Nov;121(11Suppl):S186-92. (PDF)

Fidler AE, Zwart S, Pharis RP, Weston RJ, Lawrence SB, Jansen P, Elliott G, Merton DV. Screening the food of an endangered parrot, the kakapo (Strigops habroptilus), for oestrogenic activity using a recombinant yeast bioassay. Reprod Fertil Dev. 2000;12(3-4):191-9.

Harcourt-Brown N. Incidence of juvenile osteodystrophy in hand reared grey parrots (Psittacus eerithacus). Vet Rec. 2003 Apr 5;152(14):438-9.

Hollman P. Sublingual salivary gland granuloma as a husbandry-induced disease in a Timor gray parrot. Tierarzti Prax. 1990 Jun;18(3):267-72. German.

Howard LL, Kass PH, Lamberski N, Wack RF. Serum concentrations of ionized calcium, vitamin D#, and parathyroid hormone in captive thick-billed parrots (Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha). J Zoo Wildl Med. 2004 Jun;35(2):157-53.

Karasov WH. Cork SJ. glucose absorption by a nectarivorous bird: the passive pathway is paramount. Am J Physiol. 1994 Jul;267(1 pt 1):G18-26

Karesh WB, del Campo A. Braselton WE, Puche H, Cook RA. Health evaluation of free-ranging and hand reared macaws (Ara spp.) in Peru. J Zoo Wildl Med. 1997 Dec;28(4):368-77.

Knuteson SL, Whitewell T, Klaine SJ. Influence of plant age and size on simazine toxicity and uptake. J Environ Qual. 2002 Nov-Dec;31(6):2096-103. (PDF)

Koutsos EA, Tell LA, Woods LW, Klasing KC,. Adult cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) at maintenance are more sensitive to diets containing excess vitamins A than to vitamin A-deficient diets. J Nutr. 2003Jun;133(6):1898-902. (PDF)

Koutsos EA, Smith J, Woods LW, Klasing KC. Adult cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) metabolically adapt to high protein diets. J Nutr. 2001 Jul;131(7) :2014-20. (PDF)

Koutsos EA, Matson KD, Klasing KC. Nutrition of birds in the order Psittaciformes: A review. J Avian Med Surg. 2001;15(4):257-275. (PDF)

Matson KD, Milliam JR, Klasing KC. Threshold for sweet, salt, and sour taste stimuli on cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus). Zoo biol. 2001;20(1):1-13. (PDF)

Matson KD, Milliam JR, Klasing KC. Taste threshold determination and side-preference in captive cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus). Appl Anim Behav Sci. 2000 Oct 25;69(4):313-326. (PDF)

McGraw KJ, Nogare MC,. Carotenoid pigments and the selectivity of psittacofulvin-based coloration systems in parrots. Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2004 Jul;138(3):229-233. (PDF)

Schoemaker NJ, Lumeji JT, Dorrestein GM, Beynen AC. Nutrition-related problems in pet birds. Tjidschr Diereneeskd. 1999 Jan 15;124(2):39-43. Review.Dutch.

Skadhauge E, Dawson TJ. In vitro studies of sodium transport across the lower intestine of a desert parrot. AM J Phisiol. 1980 Sep;239(3):R285-90.

Stanford M. Measurement of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol in captive grey parrots (Psittacus eerithacus). Vet Rec.2003 July 12;153(2):58-9.

Ullrey DE, Allen ME, Baer DJ. Formulated diets versus seed mixtures for psittacines. J. Nutr. 1991. Nov;121(11Supl):S193-205. (PDF)

van der Hage MH. Feed for parrots. Tijdschr Diergeneeskd. 1993 Aug 15;118(16):526-7.Dutch.

Vendramin-Gallo M, Pessutti C, Pezzato AC, Vincentini-Paulino ML. Effect of age on seed digestion in Parrots (Amazona aestiva). Physiol Biochem Zool. 2001 May-Jun; 74(3):398-403.

Wallach JD, Flieg GM. Nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism in captive psittacine birds. J Am Vet MedAssoc. 1967 Oct 1;151(7):880-3.No abstract available.

Werquin GJ, De Cock KJ, Ghysels PG. Comparison of the nutrient analysis and caloric density of 30 commercial seed mixtures (in toto and dehulled) with 27 commercial diets for parrots. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2005 Apr-Jun;89(3-6):215-21.

Wolf P. Rabehl N. Kamphues J. Investigations on feathering, feather growth and potential influences of nutrient supply on feathers' regrowth in small pet birds (canaries, budgerigars and lovebirds). J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2003 Apr;87(3-4):134-41.

Wolf P, Kamphues J. Hand rearing of pet birds-feeds, techniques and recommendations.
J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2003 Apr;87(3-4):122-8

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