Providing a Heat Source in a Bird Health Emergency

When something goes wrong with a bird, it can deteriorate into a crisis very quickly. It has been one of those weeks for me again!

With 9 birds in my personal flock and plenty of rescue work; it’s getting to the point where not only does my vet know my birds and I (without having to look up our names in his computer), but I think he could almost tell you my star sign, favourite colour and what everyone in my family had ..


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Introducing Wildlife Rescuer, Vet student, and Trainer… Mel Vincent

For those of you who don’t know me yet, my name is Mel Vincent and I live in Melbourne, Australia. I’m a wildlife rescuer, vet student and animal trainer. I share my life with 8 FIDs (feathered children), a dog and cat.


I have been involved in wild animal rescue for as long as I can remember. As a child, I often had my latest rescue with me at school in order to keep up with orphaned animal feeding times.My parents tried very hard to curb my behaviour and turn me into a ‘real lady’ but gave up after an incident ...

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Our Annual Vet Check Up: The Many Things Learned to do Differently



I’ve always been more interested in the training aspect of birds and only more recently have been diving into the world of health and nutrition. I like to learn about those topics along the way, but my real passion lies in the training of these amazing animals. I feel that the training is so fun, and so healthy for them, that I only tend to learn of nutrition and health when it comes up as a problem… ...

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