Hundreds of different species of birds are kept as pets in our homes. From the smallest finch to largest macaw, our feathered friends bring us companionship and joy. We believe in providing a high standard of care for our avian patients.
We offer all services for birds including:
Whether they are kept as pets, for show competitions, racing, demonstrations or for breeding purposes – we see all birds!
We have experience treating all types of birds:
Birds are well renowned for hiding symptoms of illness or injury. This is often referred to as the ‘preservation reflex’ and considered an evolutionary trait to avoid being eaten. They can often hide signs of disease until the problem has become very advanced and many injuries that initially seem minor, can actually be very serious. We recommend always erring on the side of caution when something seems unusual with your bird and having them examined by an avian veterinarian.
Signs of illness or injury in birds:
Bringing your bird to the vet can be a stressful time, especially when they are unwell or injured. It is important to remain calm because birds are very good at picking up on distress signals.
All birds need to arrive at the appointment in an enclosure. If your bird’s cage is too large or difficult to bring in for the appointment other types of enclosure that can be used include:
If you are unable to bring their regular enclosure to the appointment, a photo of the cage and surroundings can often be helpful for the veterinarian.
Examination of faecal samples is a routine part of the examination. To ensure that a quality faecal sample can be obtained, remove sand and grit from the floor of the cage or place newspaper over.