Tag: Animal Care

Roberto and the Growing Demand for Legitimate Sanctuaries

By Kellie Heckman   Roberto, a juvenile howler monkey, who was rescued by tourists on a beach in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. “Roberto came in with burns on his hands, similar to an electrocution and this prevented him from eating normally, so he was dehydrated and weak,” said Dr. Barrantes of Rescate Animal… Read more »

Understanding Zoonotic Disease

Zoonotic disease is a disease that can be passed between animals and humans. Zoonotic disease is actually more common than you might think. Scientists estimate that more than 6 in 10 infectious diseases in humans are spread by animals. This webinar covers the basic concepts that will help you understand and prevent the transmission of… Read more »

The Four Pillars of Environmental Enrichment

Environmental enrichment enhances the quality of captive animal care by identifying and providing the environmental stimuli necessary for optimal psychological and physiological well-being. Environmental enrichment helps maintain the physical and psychological health of captive animals by encouraging the expression of species-specific behaviors, increasing positive utilization of the environment, preventing or reducing the frequency of abnormal… Read more »

GFAS Certification: Promoting Excellence in Humane Animal Care

The GFAS standards for verified and accredited organizations promote excellence in areas of animal care including housing, diet, and veterinary care. Learn more about the standards, their intent, and how they apply to your facility. Presented by Jackie Bennett, Director of Accreditation – Africa and Asia

Perspectives on Captive Exotic Bird Placement

Get two unique viewpoints from Lorelei Tibbetts and Karen Windsor on what it takes to find qualified homes for exotic birds. Gain insight into the considerations and approaches for making exotic bird placement successful. Presented by: 
Lorelei Tibbetts, LVT, VTS, of NYC’s The Center for Avian & Exotic Medicine and Karen Windsor, Executive Director, Foster… Read more »

The Basics of Caring for Exotic Birds in the Shelter – Part 2

This webinar, presented by Lorelei Tibbetts, expands on Part 1 with a more in-depth discussion about nutrition, environmental safety, cleanliness and sanitation, animal handling and housing, managing stress and enrichment. Presenter: Lorelei TIbbetts, LVT, VTS (Exotic Companion Animal) of The Center for Avian & Exotic Medicine, New York, NY

Caring for Exotic Birds in the Shelter Environment – Part 1

Part 1 of 2. This webinar is a must-watch overview for any shelter caring for birds. Dr. Anthony Pilny covers the basics for short-term care in a shelter environment, including intake protocols, signs of disease and illness, quarantine requirements and supportive care. Presenter: Anthony Pilny, DVM, DABVP

Practical Solutions to Bird Care Within the Shelter

Birds are like no other animal in your shelter. Our roundtable expert answers questions about serving the special needs of exotic birds in a shelter setting including how to evaluate and deal with bird behavior and common avian conditions, recognize signs of illness, and respond to medical emergencies. Presenter: Lorelei Tibbetts, LVT, VTS

Overcoming Obstacles: Starting an Exotic Bird Shelter Program

Caring for exotic birds in a shelter environment is challenging. In fact, many shelters feel they cannot accommodate birds at all. Our roundtable expert answers questions about the issues standing in the way of shelters’ abilities to take in, expand, or improve capacity for exotic birds. Presenter: Anthony Pilny, DVM, DABVP

You Found A Potential Adoption Partner, Now What

What goes into preparing an adopter for life with an undomesticated, extremely social, flighted animal? Our roundtable experts answer questions on how to properly inform adopters about the true needs of birds – the good and the bad –that can aid in long-term adoption success. Presenters: Lorelei Tibbetts, LVT, VTS Clinical Practice Exotic Companion Animals… Read more »