Bird owners know they make great pets, with their colorful feathers and beautiful songs. Some, such as parrots, even amuse us with their almost-human voices! Pet owners need to remember that birds have unique health needs they need to pay attention to. Birds are famously slow to show signs of disease, so we recommend that you bring yours to our bird vet at Mokena Animal Clinic twice a year for a wellness examination. Allowing our avian veterinarian to examine your bird is the best way to make sure it lives a healthy life.
Services Our Clinic Offers
The most common reason you will bring your bird to see our avian vet is for regular wellness exams. Our bird vet will determine if your bird is suffering from potentially dangerous diseases and advise you how to treat them if it is. In addition, he will check for avian parasites, abnormal bacteria, and yeast. We will take care of any needed grooming, including beak, wing, and nail trimming and consult with you on your bird's dietary needs. We will also help you deal with feather picking or any other behavioral problems your bird may have.
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Signs and Symptoms
Keep a careful watch on your bird's behavior. It is an important key to diagnosing its health, both good and bad. Some of the more common symptoms of illness in birds are:
- Changes in the color and consistency of its droppings
- A crusty substance on the eyes or beak
- Sudden or excessive weight loss or weight gain
- Sitting quietly in the cage with no outside interest
Your Bird’s Regular Checkup
You have brought your bird into our office for its regular checkup. What should you expect? Our avian veterinarian will begin with taking a complete history of your bird's background, including age, sex, diet, housing, origin
Contact Your Avian Veterinarian at Mokena Animal Clinic
The best way to keep your bird healthy and content