Avian Medicine

Budgies, cockatiels, parrots, and songbirds tend to live longer, healthier lives when they receive regular veterinary care. We can provide nutritional counseling, health assessments, grooming assistance, sexing, fecal parasite testing, medical and surgical services, and annual physicals. In addition, we’d be happy to discuss general care, disease prevention, safety, appropriate housing and toys, and breeding. 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. A bird that doesn’t groom itself correctly, appears ruffled, or has unkempt or missing feathers is probably sick. Other signs that your bird might not be well 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. For more information on avian care and medical conditions please click the widget on your right that says Pet Health Articles, and then click on the bird icon.

  • WingClipping

    Wing Clipping

    Clipping a bird’s wing feathers can protect your bird and your home. Wing clipping is a non-painful procedure that ensures the safety of your bird in its environment and keeps…

  • ToenailTrims

    Avian Toenail Trims

    Most birds need to have their nails trimmed regularly. However, the process can be detrimental to your bird if it’s nails are trimmed too short. We can take care of…

  • Sexing

    Avian Sexing

    Important reasons for knowing your bird’s gender Medical: In an emergency, time could be wasted developing gender specific diagnoses. Behavior: As birds enter adolescence, their personalities can drastically change. Knowing…

  • Beak Trims

    Avian Beak Trimming

    A bird’s beak continues to grow throughout it’s life. Although their beaks usually wear evenly, some birds develop beak problems that require veterinary assistance. Trimming a beak incorrectly can cause…