Birds suffer from a range of conditions that are very different from dogs or cats. See our section on Bird Diseases for useful information on some of the more commonly seen avian conditions. If needed the bird veterinarians will also collaborate with other specialists in handling complex cases.
At Bird Vet Melbourne we are able to collect blood from your pet bird in a relaxed low stress way – because we take blood a few times on a daily basis from awake pet birds. However we may require some sedation in some patients to take a blood sample if they are getting too stressed or struggling to make it a more comfortable. We are able to get full avian blood profiles done on 0.3 ml of blood – a small amount of blood taken is well tolerated by most birds over 40 grams.