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We see all pet birds including parrots, songbirds, backyard poultry, and raptors used for falconry. Depending on why you brought your pet bird in, and what we find during our physical exam, we may recommend a variety of diagnostic tests.
Birds, like all pets, require routine care and grooming. The next section covers the specifics of routine care for pet birds.
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Leg banding is being replaced or augmented by microchipping as a means of permanent identification. In pet birds, microchips are normally placed deep in the left pectoral (chest) muscle. This procedure is normally done under local or general anesthesia as the needle used to place the chip in the muscle is large, and the process can be painful for the bird. Adverse reactions or microchip failures in birds are uncommon. A Veterinary Health Certificate is required for all pet birds imported into the United States. The certificate must:
Photo provided by FlickrBirds of all kinds are increasingly popular as pets. Statistics from a survey completed by the  show that Americans own 16.2 million pet birds.
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Pet birds are surprisingly delicate, and many things in your home can actually pose a serious threat to their health and wellbeing. Continue reading to learn about 8 such hazards so that you can remove them from your birds’ environment to ensure their safety and longevity.4. Zinc and Lead: Metals like pose a great danger to birds, so make sure your pet’s cage, food and water bowls, and toys are made of safe materials. If you let your bird spend time outside of the cage, make sure you always keep on eye on him so that he doesn’t start chewing on items he isn’t supposed to that could contain these metals. Even small amounts ingested over time are dangerous.3. Artificial Fragrances: Artificial fragrances can be toxic to people and their pets, especially birds. Avoid all types of air fresheners and scented candles. The artificial fragrances given off by these products can cause respiratory irritation and it can also adversely affect the central nervous system of birds. Be wary of essential oils, too, as they can be quite potent and dangerous to a small bird.Finches and Canaries make an especially good choice for very small children because because they are beautiful birds, fascinating to watch, and provide soothing “music” with their soft chirps and chatter. Picture your little one being lulled into a nap just by the sounds of the bird. Finches and Canaries prefer to stay in their cage, and require minimal handling, making them easy to care for pets. If you decide on a Finch or a Canary, it is suggested that you double up, allowing them to keep each other company.5. Certain Varieties of Plants: Although you may think that your pet birds will be fine with your houseplants, there are certain varieties that are toxic. These include foxglove, elephant’s ear, lily of the valley, mistletoe, rhododendron, oleander, and . Before bringing a new plant into your home, make sure it’s safe for birds.Another option you may consider is the Cockatiel, the largest of the best pet birds for children, at up to twelve inches from beak to tail. Cockatiels require more attention and a bit more work than Finches, Canaries, or Parakeets, but make wonderful companions to older children who really have a desire to care for the pet. These birds relish their time spent out of their cage, and can learn to talk, whistle, and do other tricks.