Category: Bird

Allentown Pet Bird Veterinarians | Avian Pet Care

We Have a Passion for Avian Medicine

At
Allentown Animal Clinic, we believe that birds make excellent pets and companions. We also recognize
that bird owners – both new and experienced owners alike –
need a trusted veterinarian who can help keep their feathered friend happy
and healthy. Birds have unique health needs and require regular veterinary care.

Our Allentown bird
veterinarians offer grooming, husbandry, advanced diagnostics, treatment, and surgical
procedures for various avian species. Whether you have a cockatiel, a
parrot, or a parakeet, you can count on Allentown Animal Clinic to treat
them with the care they deserve. We accept patients from throughout the
Lehigh Valley Area and Phillipsburg, NJ.

Schedule an appointment for your pet bird today – just call
(610) 756-8444.

Routine Wellness Exams for Birds

Birds are particularly good at hiding their symptoms, which protects them
from predators in the wild. Unfortunately, that means domestic bird owners
need to keep a close eye on their pet’s health and wellness. By
bringing your pet in for a routine checkup, you can ensure that any potential
health problems are caught and addressed before they become serious or
life-threatening.

A wellness visit for your bird may include:

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What You Need to Consider Before Bringing a Bird Into Your Home

Not everyone is a cat person or a dog person. Some folks are bird people. If you’ve decided to get a feathered friend, you have a lot to consider. There are numerous species of birds, all ranging in size, personality, and requirements. It’s not just about choosing a bird you think is pretty. Considering the traits of the different species and your lifestyle is critical to finding the right fit. 


Caring for Pet Birds

Birds might be much smaller than a cat or a dog, but they still need special care for a happy, healthy life. Below are several of the factors you should consider before you adopt or purchase a pet bird. 


Preparing your home. While birds typically live in cages, they do like to get out and stretch their wings. You’ll need to ensure a safe environment by minimizing potential hazards. Things that you can do include:

  • Cover electrical cords
  • Remove toxic plants
  • Avoid aerosol sprays and candles
  • Ensure your home is well-ventilated
  • Watch out for plywood and particleboard


Habitat. Birds of all sizes typically live in cages. You will need an appropriately sized home for the

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Raising Children and Pet Birds in the Same Household

Watch Raising Children and Pet Birds in the Same Household on YouTube.

Video Transcript

Hi, I’m Dr. Laurie Hess, and I’m here with my pet parrot, Elmo. He is a caique. And I’m here to talk to you a little bit about having birds in the same household with children. I raised my children with numerous birds, including Elmo, and I definitely think that birds can be a wonderful thing for children to be around. They teach children empathy, respect and responsibility, and when done the right way, pet birds and children can be terrific in the same house. You have to do it the right way, though.

So whether you have a pet bird and you’re bringing a new baby in, which is something I’m asked about quite often, if you have that situation, you want to make sure that you make the pet bird, the existing bird, very comfortable when they see that new baby. So when the baby comes into the room, you want to teach that bird that that baby is something to be happy about and not something to be afraid of. So you compare the sight of that new baby with treats that

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