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Bird Vet

If you’re looking for an experienced bird vet in the Rockingham area, then Port Kennedy Veterinary Hospital is the ideal choice. We offer a range of professional avian vet services, including:

  • Parasite prevention and control
  • Bird husbandry
  • Regular consultations
  • Emergency care
  • Routine beak and wing clips

While everyone knows that you can and should take your dog or cat to the vet, some people are less sure where they should be taking their feathered friends. Do you need to see some kind of dedicated bird vet? Can you just talk to the people at your local pet shop?

Learn from an Experienced Bird Vet

Birds, just like any pet, will at times need the care and assistance of a vet. While the guy at your local pet supply place can probably offer generic advice about bird care, they’re not a trained professional. An experienced bird vet will be able to provide tailored assistance on a wide range of bird care topics, including interaction, suitable housing, correct nutrition and preventative pest care, please give us a call and book an appointment with Dr Kris she is more than happy to see all your feathered friends.

To provide the best possible ongoing care for your bird, we recommend an initial check-up soon after purchase, as this will give you a detailed assessment of your pets’ current health and wellbeing. After that, an annual visit with an avian vet should be enough to ensure that your flighty friend stays in optimum health.

In between visits, keep on the lookout for any changes in your bird’s appearance or behaviour as these can act as early warning signs of ill health. These will generally include:

Changed Behaviour:
If your bird suddenly goes from outgoing and talkative to withdrawn and silent then it may be due to a subtle health problem. You know your bird better than anyone, so if something seems amiss, it’s worth getting it checked by a professional.

Altered Appearance:
A bird that isn’t well may exhibit some obvious signs such as ruffled, matted or missing feathers, changed posture (slumping low on their perch or standing on one leg all the time), eyes that are sunken and dull or swelling around the head. If you observe any of these issues, then book in to see your bird vet as soon as possible.

Appetite Irregularities:
Talk to an avian vet if you notice any marked changes in your bird’s appetite (such as eating or drinking a lot more or a lot less than usual) as this could be an indicator that something more serious is going on. Changes in bird droppings (such as consistency or colour) may also notify you that there is an underlying problem that needs addressing.