Here at AMC, we are fully equipped to provide full spectrum care for parrots, parakeets, finches and other feathery friends. Birds make excellent additions to any family and are intelligent companions. That being said, many clients underestimate the amount of attention that birds need, thinking that they are lower-maintenance options to more traditional pets. Birds still need regular care from veterinary teams like ours all throughout their lives. To learn more about our services for birds, please call us at 902.564.8356 (Sydney location) or 902.849.3725 (Reserve Mines location).
Which birds are ideal or best suited for pets?
When it comes to birds, there is an overwhelming amount of variety and we understand how overwhelming it can be to choose which winged friend is most compatible for you and your family. It all comes down to your specific lifestyle. If you are quite busy, then a finch may be a good fit for you as they require less attention. But, if you want a more interactive pet, then cockatoos may be a good option for you and your family, as they enjoy the spotlight and entertaining their human admirers.
How often do birds need to see the veterinarian?
Even if your bird seems perfectly healthy, we recommend that you take them for a full wellness exam at least once a year. Unlike other animals, symptoms that birds may display if they are suffering from health conditions are a lot more subtle. Only veterinarians with a lot of experience with treating birds will be able to detect these more nuanced symptoms. Regular check-ups will allow us to get ahead of any potential health problems which can save you a lot of time and money and prevent your pet from unnecessary pain or discomfort.
How long do birds live?
Life expectancy depends on the specific breed or species. Some birds like budgies can live up to 20 years while others like parrots or macaws have been known to live up to 80 years. It’s important to consider these factors when choosing the species of bird that you want to adopt.