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ch10 avian vocab

Chapter 10 Avian Breed Identification and Production Management vocab

acute condition that occurs short term
amazons large breed of cage bird from South or Central America that is talkative entertaining, and very trainable
artificial incubation providing a controlled temperature in which eggs hatch
beak the mouth of a bird used for chewing and grasping food
beak trim procedure to shorten or round the sharp edges of the beak
blood feathers growing feather that have a blood vessel in the center
budgerigar commonly called a parakeet, small bird breed that comes in a variety of bright colors with bars located over the wings and back
budgie abbreviated name for budgerigar
canaries small breed of bird in solid bright colors that originated in the Canary islands and is known for its singing ability
captivity an animal that is housed in an enclosure or with people
cautery unit handheld equipment that heats to high temperatures to burn through the nails and clot them at the same time
chronic condition that occurs long term
cloaca the rectum area of a bird where waste materials pass
cockatiels small bird breed that is a combination of yellow, gray, white, and orange colors and is very easy to train
cockatoos large bird breed that is commonly white and has a large speaking ability
conures medium bird breed that is brightly colored from Central America and is active and playful
crop sac in the digestive system that acts as a holding tank for food
diaphragm the chest area of a bird that must expand during the breathing process
DNA tes t test using blood or a feather that helps determine gender
earthquake technique procedure used in training a caged bird to stand on the hand and be held, teaches a bird not to bite, when a bird attempts to bite the hand is shaken slightly to cause a balance check
egg bound a female bird that is attempting to lay eggs that have become stuck in the cloaca
expiration the breath out
fatty liver disease condition in birds in which large amounts of fat are deposited in the live
fertilize the ability of the male to mate with a female to create an egg with an embryo
finches a small songbird that comes in a variety of colors and patterns and is easy to raise and breed
flight feathers adilt feathers located over the edges of the wings
gizzard digestive organ of birds that serves as a filter system that breaks down hard foods
green foods foods such as fruits and vegetables that are green in color and have additional calcium
grit substance provided to birds to help break down substances
hepatic lipidosis condition of birds in which large amounts of fat are deposited in the liver
herbivores animals that eat plants
incubate to keep at a constant warm temperature
incubator equipment used to keep eggs at a constant warm temperature to promote hatching
infertile not able to reproduce
inspiration to bring air in
knemidokoptes mites external parasites that occur on the skin, beak, and feathers of birds, commonly called scaly leg mites
lovebirds small songbirds of bright colors that originated in Ethiopia and are popular cage birds
macaws large bird breed that is brightly colored and originated in South and Central America, playful and easily trained
molting the natural seasonal dropping of feathers
natural incubation the process of a female or male bird nesting on eggs to hatch them
omnivore animals that eat plant and animal based diets
parakeet small songbird from the Amazon also known as a budgie, brightly colored
parrots variety of medium sized bird breeds from Central America, bright in color, intelligent, playful, easy to train
pecking order the dominance order of a group of birds
pelleted diet food fed to a bird in a size appropriate pellet that is composed of the necessary ingredients
preen to clean the feathers
proventriculus the tube that connects the crop to the gizzard
psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD) contagious and fatal virus that affects the beak, feathers, and immune system of birds
psittacosis commonly called "parrot fever" or Chlyamdia, disease that has zoonotic potential especially in young children and anyone with a poor immune system and causes severe flulike symptoms
seed diet food composed of natural seeds eaten by birds
vent the area where birds pass their waste materials, also called the cloaca
wing trim the procedure of clipping the wings to prevent a bird from flying
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