Avian Vet in Hamden
Finding a veterinarian who can provide the proper care for your pet bird can be challenging. We can connect you with veterinarians who have the skills, training, and expertise to provide your pet bird with exceptional veterinary care, including:
- Wellness exams/preventive care
- Grooming (nail and wing trimming)
- Counseling on nutrition and housing
We recommend bringing your pet bird in for an examination at least once a year, just as with a dog or cat. These annual exams are conducted to keep your bird in the best health possible. Providing good preventive care for your bird can help him live a long, health, and happy life. We also recommend regular nail and wing trims for your bird, which we can perform at our animal hospital.
Avian Nutrition and Housing
Maintaining a proper diet is vital to the health of your pet bird. Most domesticated species of birds will thrive on pellets that are specially formulated for avian pets. Pet birds may also require additional supplementation with fruits and vegetables that are rich in Vitamin A. If you’re in need of food recommendations for your pet, contact our avian vets. We’ll be happy to provide you with the help that you need.
Regarding housing for your bird, you should find a cage made from non-toxic material with plenty of space for your pet to move around in. Birds are meant to fly; they want to be able to spread their wings and explore the area around them. That means you should house your pet in the largest cage possible. Make sure that the space between the bars is small enough that your bird can’t escape. It’s also important to provide your pet with a suitable perch, preferably made from natural wood that is pesticide-free.