Colonial Manor Animal Hospital | Avian Veterinary Care
From cockatiels and parakeets to larger birds like cockatoos and macaws, these feathered friends truly can be amazing pets. However, having a bird for a pet can mean you have to be a bit more vigilant about ensuring they get the proper veterinary care. With the help of a veterinarian like us at the Colonial Manor Animal Hospital in Homer Glen, you can keep your pet bird happy and healthy for as long as possible.
Get Routine Wellness Exams for Your Bird
Exotic pets like birds need routine wellness visits just the same as a dog or cat. During a wellness visit, the veterinarian will do a general checkup to make sure:
- The bird is at the proper weight
- The bird does not have issues with skin parasites
- The bird's beak or nails do not need to be trimmed
- The bird is generally healthy
When you get routine wellness exams for your bird, it is less likely they will develop an issue that is life-threatening.
Get Professional Advice about Nutrition, Housing, and More for your Bird
Every type of feathered pet requires specific housing, nutrition, and care. For example, it is really important that your cockatoo get ample exercise and a proper diet to avoid issues with obesity. When you have a good exotic pet veterinarian to help you, you benefit from professional advice to make sure your bird is getting everything it needs. We offer advice on:
- What type of enclosure is best for your bird
- What type of food is best for your bird
- What risks and dangers can be present in the home for your bird
Get Help When Your Pet Bird Is Not Feeling Well
Just like any other pet, a bird can get sick or get injured. Having immediate avian care when this happens is ever-important. Birds can be prone to certain illnesses and diseases, such as respiratory illnesses and parasites. Likewise, birds can sustain injured legs, cuts and abrasions, and skin issues. Proper veterinarian attention can mean the difference in a bird that makes it through such ailments and a bird that doesn't.
Contact Us about Avian Veterinary Care in Homer Glen
When it comes down to it, birds are unique creatures with unique health needs. If you need help creating an effective and efficient veterinary care plan to keep your bird safe and healthy, contact us at Colonial Manor Animal Hospital in Homer Glen to schedule an appointment. With more than 45 years of experience treating exotic pets, including birds, you can count on us to know what we're doing when it comes to your pet.