Avian Medicine and Surgery
Budgies, cockatiels, parrots, and songbirds tend to live longer, healthier lives when they receive regular veterinary care. We can provide annual physicals, nutritional counseling, health assessments, grooming assistance, sexing, fecal parasite testing, and medical and surgical services. In addition, we’d be happy to discuss general care, disease prevention, safety, and appropriate housing and toys. We recommend that you bring your bird in for an initial checkup, then stop by once a year to ensure that he or she remains healthy and isn’t hiding signs of illness. Some birds require more frequent visits. During the exam, we will check your bird’s beak, nails, and feathers to determine if they require any specialized attention. Regular exams can help catch diseases and problems early, when they tend to be easier and less expensive to treat. Keep a look out for signs that your bird might not be well, which include changes in eating or sleeping habits, difficulty breathing, and abnormal droppings. Birds are good at hiding signs of illness, so if you notice that your bird is acting unusual or if something just doesn’t seem right, call us as soon as possible.