Ponti Veterinary Hospital

25007 E Wellesley Avenue
Otis Orchards, WA 99027

(509)922-7465

www.pontivet.com

                                               AVIANS                                             

                       
                                                             
   Ponti Veterinary Hospital veterinarians see a variety of birds:

        Macaws                              

        African Grays         

        Cockatoos

        Amazons

                                          
   and the smaller pet birds:                                 

          Quakers                              

          Parakeets          

          Cockatiels                           

          Canaries   
   and a few unusual pets like chickens, ducks and geese.

 

 We have also treated the occasional rhea and emu!  

                                                                                         
   
   
Ponti Veterinary Hospital recommends:

          Yearly physical exams for your pet bird          
          Nail, beak and wing trims as needed

          Nutritional consult          
          Baseline blood work

          DNA sexing, which is optional 


   Some common symptoms that indicate possible illness are:

       Keeping to the bottom of the cage

       Sitting with his feathers fluffed up, eyes half closed, appears cold

       Not perching upright

       Decrease in normal activity, reluctant to play, sing or talk

       Droppings are very loose

   If your bird is exhibiting behaviors that are not, in your opinion, normal or you have questions or concerns relating to care, you should make an appointment with the veterinarian. 

 

                                                        
   Here is a list of web sites to assist you with frequently asked questions.

 http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/hot_topics/agriculture/bird_flu.html

 http://www.companionparrot.com -- go to help and support  and choose FAQ section from the drop down menu.

 www.finchworld.com

 http://www.africangreys.com -- for African gray parrot information.

 http://www.multiscope.com/hotspot -- HotSpot for Birds has many informative articles on the health and safety of birds.

 http://www.petcaretips.net -- choose BIRDS (although there are many other headings applicable to other pets you may have.                
 http://www.parrots.org
--  dedicated to saving parrots worldwide