Wellness starts with Veterinarian Visits 

Just like human health care, we owe it to our pets to provide regular Dr. visits for wellness checks. Make sure you ...

  • First visit (new bird) test for:

    • Chlamydiosis (Psittacosis) 

    • Polyoma Virus Testing

    • Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD)

    • Bacteria or Yeast Infection

    • Parasites

    • Baseline X-Ray or Radiograph

  • Wellness visits 

    • General health​

    • Blood Work (CBC and blood chemistry)

  • Know the signs of sickness in a bird and seek a Vet immediately if symptoms are noticed. An obviously sick bird is usually a VERY sick bird because they will hide their sickness to not be excluded from the flock.

  • Vet immediately for an injury to the head or where there is any indication of broken bones.

  • Know how to stop bleeding in a blood feather and be prepared to either pull the feather if bleeding can't be stopped or get to an emergency vet if you can't pull it.

  • Make a 'First Aid' kit and have the information for your vet and emergency medical plan in the kit.

* Not all people have access to a Certified Avian Vet so many have to drive a few hours to find one. If distance is too great discuss with your vet the possibility of a collaborative relationship with an Avian Vet. Birds are unique and what works for dogs, cats, and exotics does NOT always apply to Avians.

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