cbd oil for cockatiels

Your Cockatiel’s Body and How it Works

Cockatiels are hardy birds and rarely get sick. Even if they do, it can sometimes be difficult to tell, as they continue to act normally. But with a little education, early detection and good care, the odds for recovery are great.

The cockatiel’s body is similar to any mammals body. Cockatiels and mammals both have skin, skeletons, respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, excretory and nervous systems, as well as sensory organs. Let us take a brief look at how these systems work together.

The cockatiel’s skin is difficult to see under all the feathers, but if you part the feathers gently, you will see a thin almost translucent skin beneath. Birds don’t have sweat glands, so they have to cool themselves off by holding their wings slightly open and holding the beak open. Make sure never to leave your cockatiel in the heat of the sun, as they can overheat very quickly, and if he gets heat stroke will require veterinary care.

Birds are the only animals that have feathers. Feathers serve many purposes. They help birds to fly, keep them warm, attract the attention of potential mates, and birds also use their feathers to scare away predators. A cockatiel has between 5 000 and 6 000 feathers on its body. Cockatiels have different types of feathers – contour feathers, down feathers, semi plume feathers and flight feathers. Cockatiels keep their feathers looking good by spending a great deal of time fluffing themselves out and preening. If you cockatiel looks as though she is picking on the base of his feathers, he is actually removing oil from the preen gland and spreading it down his feathers.

Birds have bones, but did you know that some bird bones are hollow. This aids in making the bird lighter to enable it to fly. Cockatiels also have air sacks in some of their bones for more buoyancy in flight. Parrots also have ten neck vertebrae in comparison to a humans seven. This enables a parrot to turn its head 180 degrees. This enables cockatiels to spot food or predators in the wild.

The cockatiel has a very efficient respiratory and cardiovascular system. The cockatiels digestive system is very effective in making fuel from it’s food. The cockatiel’s body temperature is higher than a humans. It’s digestion begins with a highly effective beak that breaks down tough seeds like little nut crackers. A cockatiel doesn’t have saliva to break down the food as we do and the majority of the digestive juices are found in its crop. Unlike mammals birds do not have a bladder or urethra.

The cockatiel’s sense of taste is not good, and they taste food on the roof of their mouths and not on the tongues. Cockatiels have excellent vision and see color. They cannot rotate their eyes, but do have necks that help to give them all round vision. The sense of hearing is good, but they cannot hear very high or very low pitched tones as well as humans do. A cockatiel’s sense of smell is not well developed, but they have a good sense of touch using their beaks and feet for this purpose.

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“In May my 1yr old Quaker Parrot broke his femur. We think he flew in to the ceiling fan. After $2,000 in surgery and vet costs, he seemed to have lost feeling of his leg. We thought it had to do with the stint and cast. This created an weird behavior where he started chewing off his fingers. The vet said some conures do this when they feel tingling and it could mean he could lose his leg or eventually put him down if this behavior continued. Out of precaution he had to wear a cone on his neck to keep him from his foot. I’m glad I came upon your page, because the oil has seemed to calm him down. I feed it to him orally as instructed and even placed a drop on his injured foot. 2 months later, he is at about 90% mobility and no longer chews his fingers.”

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“2 WEEKS, this is the result of using Cann-Avia for 2 Weeks! I adopted my sweet M2 in December 2017. She had an open wound on her chest when I brought her home and I have yet to get it healed, UNTIL NOW. I’ve bought her a few collars that she eventually figured out how to get around but still wears as a slight deterrent. I’ve taken her to 2 top Avian vets, spent almost $2,000 on visits, tests and on implants. I’ve tried Avi-Calm, Chamomile Tea, Rescue Remedy, Manuka Honey, etc. I’ve changed/improved her diet, increased the amount of sleep she gets. She has an assortment of toys in all shapes and sizes in her huge cage. She gets one on one time every day/night. Nothing has worked. Then recently, I came across Cann-Avia. I’ve been putting the oil on her wound for 2 weeks and each day I’m surprised at the rate it’s healing. Now only 2 weeks later, it is almost completely healed. I can not put into words how happy I am to finally have found something that works!”

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“I am so happy with this product. I have a female cockatiel with an old injury to her wing that she picks at. This has gone on for over 10 years. The vet has tried every medication available. She mostly lived in a collar. I started the Canna Avia and on the first day, she stopped ripping her skin open. She has not had to have a collar on now for 3 weeks.”

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