Regular examinations are especially important for exotic pets because of their ability to mask illnesses. We’ll discuss specific care of your pet to ensure that he or she is housed correctly and fed an appropriate diet, and perform diagnostics such as blood testing, or intestinal parasite exams as needed.
We require yearly exams for birds prior to doing any procedures including wing and nail trims to ensure the health of your pet. During the exam, we will discuss husbandry to make sure your bird is housed correctly and fed an appropriate diet. Your exam may also include an annual blood chemistry profile and complete blood count, intestinal parasite exam, and gender determination if necessary.
Regular examinations are especially important because of the ability of most birds to mask an illness. If you think your bird is sick it is best not to wait to take it to a vet. Some birds don’t show any symptoms until they are very ill. Some signs to watch for are ruffled feathers, crusty eyes or beak, and sitting on the bottom of the cage with their eyes closed.
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