Perturbed parrot endures visit to the veterinarian

17/05/2018 0



Let’s face it, medical exams are annoying! You are poked, prodded and sometimes stuck with needles! The indignities continue on and on! Yet, these visits are necessary to maintain our pets health. Parrots must also have routine veterinary visits at least once a year. These visits are stressful on both the bird and its owners. The bird has to be restrained in order to be examined. That is not easy to do with a parrot who has a beak that could do serious damage to human flesh when it feels threatened. Usually, the parrot is placed in a towel to be restrained for the entire exam. This is both uncomfortable for the bird and the doctor is hindered by the bulk of the towel. Dr. Osofsky ABVP is a board certified Avian Veterinarian. To gain this certification it requires additional training above and beyond what is required to practice veterinary … Read More