We are glad that you have found a beloved bird and our veterinary team is here to support its healthcare needs. We can provide various recommendations for feedings and cage cleanings to ensure that both you and your bird are happy and healthy. To know more on how we can assist you, please contact us at 250-727-2125.
What types of birds are best as indoor pets?
Domesticated birds can make great indoor companions, and it's important to choose the right type of bird based on your lifestyle and living situation. Cockatiels are friendly and social birds, and they require at least one hour outside of their cage daily for interaction and attention. Finches are less demanding and thrive in pairs. Parakeets are a popular choice for first-time bird owners or households with children, as they are relatively easy to care for and enjoy human interaction.
Why does my bird need an annual visit?
Similar to a yearly check-up at the doctor's office, an annual wellness examination allows us to conduct a physical evaluation and obtain significant information about your pet's daily habits. Since pets often hide signs of illness, paying attention to even the slightest changes in their behavior could aid us in identifying and treating the initial stages of an illness. The following procedures are typical during their appointment:
- Weight management support
- Nail trimming
- Wing clipping
- Beak clipping
- Other care needs specific to their species