Tag Archives: avian veterinarian advice

Do you know why my bird would drop dead after no signs of being sick?

Birds hide their symptoms so in actuality there may have been some underlying illness.

Birds also have heart attacks and stroke – they have a lot of heart disease, and that may be what happened.

Without a necropsy (autopsy) there is no way to know what caused the death. Continue reading

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I cut my bird’s nails too short and they bled quite a bit but it’s stopped now. Should I take them to the Emergency Vet?

If the bird is sitting fluffed from the blood loss, and is painful (toes), first thing to do is get some heat to the caging. This can be done using a heating pad up against the outside of the cage near where the bird is sitting. Drape the cage with a towel to help keep the bird warm.

Any Emergency Veterinarian service needs to be one that has experience with birds. Most do not. You would have to call. If during office hours, your regular avian veterinarian should be consulted. Continue reading

How often should I clean the bottom of my bird’s cage? What should I use to line it?

Change the cage papers daily. You can use newspaper, paper towels, brown paper from paper bags, newsprint or even wax paper.

By doing daily changes, you can evaluate the droppings both in quantity and quality. They should be the same every day. If not, your bird may be having a medical problem and should be checked by your avian veterinarian. Continue reading

Are pellet diets harmful to birds?

Pelleted diets are far superior to seed diets. They can be supplemented with fresh fruits and vegetables.

There are many brands on the market, but any chosen should have been through extensive feeding trials. Brands I recommend include Harrison’s, Lafebers, ZuPreem, Roudybush and Mazuri. Birds usually must be trained to eat pellets unless they were weaned onto them as chicks. Pellets come in various sizes and are usually sold for specific species. Continue reading

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