Fluoroscopy is a type of real-time radiograph (x-ray) which displays on a video monitor. This adds a third dimension of time to ordinary x-rays and allows us to distinguish foreign bodies in the GI tract. With the addition of barium contrast agents, this allows us to watch the GI tract in motion. We can take pictures while your bird is comfortably perched and unaware of what is being done. This is a great asset when we need to take images, but the patient is too sick to undergo anesthesia or withstand the stress of restraint.