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When You Should Bring your Avian Pet to the Vet

Do you have a parrot, cockatiel, or small bird in your home? Do you wonder what the signs of distress are or when you need emergency care for your pet? Seeking specialty medical care is vital when your feathery friend is in distress and for annual veterinary care, but what constitutes trouble for the bird?

Pet Parrot | Avian and Exotic Pet Vet | Long Island

Signs your bird should see an avian vet

  • Ruffling the feathers - hides weight loss, a possible sign of respiratory or other illness, and general feeling unwell

  • Abnormal feces – Color changes, watery stools, decrease in amount or malodor

  • Tail bobbing - Sign of extreme breathing issues

  • Abnormal feathers –Feather plucking, abnormal feather loss, abnormal shapes/textures

  • Changes in screeching or singing

  • Discharge around the nostrils or eyes

  • Diminishing appetite

  • Open mouth breathing

  • Any concerning changes in behavior

Avian Pet Vet check-ups help specialists find the root of the problem

Your avian vet can tell if your bird is in trouble or if subtle symptoms are a cause for concern. A routine check often finds problems before pets are in an emergency situation. Your avian vet can help you figure out the source of distress for your pet.

Top avian vet care in the New York and New Jersey areas

Long Island Bird & Exotics Veterinary Clinic is the leading exotic and avian vet easily accessible from the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, Long Island and New Jersey communities. With specialty equipment and emergency diagnostics, you know your pet is getting the best care. We also have surgical facilities on site.

If you see signs of distress in your bird or are due for an annual exam, then get them the best avian vet care in the region by calling 516-482-1101.



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