Sharp Shinned Hawk

Raptors

Raptors are absolutely amazing, and the owners of these birds are very dedicated to their care.  Falconers, who keep these birds, need special training and permits to own and care for these remarkable animals.  Because of this, these companions are not for everyone.    

Common diseases seen in raptors include:

  • Fungal infections (Aspergillosis)

  • Traumatic injuries

  • Internal parasites

  • External parasites

  • Bumblefoot

  • Internal bacterial infections

  • Crop infections