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Bird Services

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.

    Last updated: December 21, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    For the safety of our staff and clients, we have implemented a “Closed Door Policy” which means our clinic doors are no longer open to the public.Here is what that means for you:

  • We ask that on arrival for your appointment you call us (902)564-8356 Sydney and let us know you are in the parking lot
  • A member of our team will then take a history on your pet by phone, they will then meet you at our front door to take your pet inside while you return to your car
  • Your veterinarian will perform an examination of your pet and then call you with exam findings and any suggested treatment plans
  • Any necessary medications will be prepared in the clinic for you, and will be sent with your pet when we are ready to send them home
  • Payments for appointments can be taken over the phone or by payment at the door
  • All food and drug orders are still required to be called in beforehand and prepaid over the phone
  • All future updates will be posted on social media as our situation with COVID-19 in our province is constantly changing
  • We also request that clients refrain from using our emergency line for anything other than true emergencies

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call at (902) 564-8356 Sydney. With the implementation of this closed door policy, it is a longer process so we ask for your patience and co-operation during this time

    Please note the phone lines may be busier, but we will get to you as soon as we can. We have zero tolerance for verbal abuse.

    Again, we thank you for your patience and co-operation during this trying time.


    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    AMC – Sydney

    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    AMC – Reserve Mines (Temporarily Closed)

    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed


    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Animal Medical Centre