Avian Care in Chantilly, VA
Are you considering adding a bird to your family? Birds of any species make for fun, fulfilling, but also complex companions. Before you welcome a feathery member to your family, make sure you have the time and resources to care for your bird throughout their life. They often have long lives and so require regular veterinary care to keep them in peak condition. Our skilled bird veterinarians in Nova Pets Health Care have years of experience and specialized training working with avian patients. We hope to not only treat your bird and provide needed wellness care but also to educate you, so you can better understand the best ways to care for your bird at home.
Avian Wellness Exams
We recommend seeing birds every year but would strongly encourage biannual exams. Birds are very adept at hiding illness. They can often disguise it until the condition is very advanced and therefore much harder to treat. Routine exams help us catch diseases early when we can treat them more easily.
A typical avian wellness exam with your bird vet will include:
- Physical examination
- Weight measurement
- Fecal analysis
- Blood work
Signs of Illness
If your bird is ill, it will likely try to hide its malaise even from you. Yet, some subtle behavioral changes can indicate illness. Bring your pet bird to us if you notice any of the following:
- Fluffed and lethargic
- Sitting on the cage bottom
- Voice change
- Change in dropping color, consistency, or signs of blood
- Quieter or more vocal than normal
- Sudden weight loss
- ANY change in your bird’s behavior can be significant!
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