Parrots/YOGURT

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DEARLY BELOVED:
STICK TO MARRIAGE CEREMONIES.  BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW A THING ABOUT BIRDS OR YOGURT.  YOGURT ACTS TO KILL INFECTIONS.

Answer
-- Yogurt has no effect on an avian system because avians are not milk drinkers at any time in their lives.   I'm a certified avian specialist and completed Tuft's university studies with a specialty avian nutrition.  I know you mean well, but when it comes to birds, yogurt does not work like it does with a mammal.  

Completely different animal.  You might want to take a university course in avian science with a focus on their digestive system, avian biology and nutrition.  It's about a two year study, but well worth it.  

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Rev. Dr. S.August Abbott

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Certified Avian Specialist; Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council member; Own animal rescue org; National Wildlife habitat #66378; bird care, nutrition & behavior consultant; International Assoc. of Animal Behavior Consultants Associate; National Wildlife Federation Leaders Club member; published bird care, info and behavior articles and guides. Ongoing education in exotic bird behavior and nutrition I can answer behavioral, nutritional, environmental, characteristic/personality questions as well as general health and health care. No animal emergency can ever be addressed on the internet. We cannot see your animal, perform an examination, provide necessary care or medication. Please value your companion for the priceless, living creature they are; not for what you might have paid for them.

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Certified Avian Specialist. For more than 30 years I've worked with veterinarians, protective facilities, nature centers, preserves and on my own in providing care and education with regard to multiple animal species, including raptors (hawks, kestrals, owls, etc) and marsupials. In recent years I've focused on parrots, usually rescued from abusive or less than ideal situations and helping educate owners as to proper care. Expert in behavior studies and modification of problem behavior.

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4AnimalCare is the organization I run as an animal ministry; World Wildlife Association, Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, National Wildlife Federation Leaders Club and more

Publications
Bird Talk Magazine articles about rescued and problem macaws.

Education/Credentials
Doctorate, Ordained Minister

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