Bird Services

General care, safety and disease prevention.

Budgies, cockatiels, parrots, and songbirds tend to live longer, healthier lives when they receive regular veterinary care. We can provide nutritional counselling, health assessments, grooming assistance, sexing, fecal parasite testing, medical services, and annual physicals. In addition, we'd be happy to discuss general care, disease prevention, safety, appropriate housing and toys, and breeding.

What happens during a veterinary exam?

We recommend bringing your bird in for an initial checkup, then stopping by once a year to ensure they remain healthy and aren't hiding signs of illness. Some birds may 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.

What are signs my bird is unwell?

When your pet bird is sick, there are subtle changes in their behaviour and appearance. In the wild, birds put on a strong facade to prevent them from looking weak, which means you must be vigilant. You should contact an avian veterinarian if you notice the following signs:

  • Changes in their appetite
  • Eye discharge
  • Unkempt or missing feathers
  • Excessive sneezing
  • Tail bobbing with each breath
  • Flaky skin with crust or sores
  • Diarrhea or abnormal droppings
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Head tilting

Why do birds need professional grooming?

Birds are notorious for ensuring their appearance is well-kept, however, they do require some assistance with trimming their wings, beaks and nails. If their beaks and nails aren't properly trimmed, it causes pain which makes them not want to eat. It's not safe to trim their nails without professional help as it's easy to cut their blood vessels. We are experienced at providing these services and ensuring your pet does not experience any pain. To schedule these services for your pet, please call us at 780-967-2967.