What is Holistic?

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Holistic comes from the word ‘whole’. When we look at a pet bird holistically, we consider the bird’s whole being, which includes mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects. Each of these factors affects health and is taken into consideration when evaluating our bird holistically.¬† Some of these factors include:

  • diet and nutrition
  • housing and surrounding environment
  • social interaction and companionship
  • physical stimulation, exercise and play

When a bird is not well, the healer and owner work together to find the underlying cause and ‘cure’ it, rather than just eliminating symptoms. Addressing symptoms alone often makes the cause of disease manifest itself in other ways.

Healing methods on this site include conventional Western medicine along with more traditional healing modalities such as:

  • herbal remedies
  • homeopathics and flower essences
  • energy healing, love, touch, prayer
  • crystals, color and light therapy
  • accupuncture

Many pet bird diseases can be healed simply by improving the bird’s diet. Natural health for birds is often a combination of¬†methods (modalities), some of which are mentioned above.

This website is intended to break through the barriers of misunderstanding. It contains discussions and explanations regarding different pet bird health problems and the healing methods used to address them. It also shares information on a variety of other topics that can impact the health of your bird.

Readers are encouraged to consult with qualified health care practitioners for diagnosis and treatments. We do not assume any legal responsibility for the use or misuse of any information contained within.