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How to recognize if your bird needs to go to the vet

How to Recognize if Your Bird Needs to Go to the Vet

There are multiple signs that a sick bird gives that they need to go to the veterinarian. The most common sign is if anything is out of the ordinary for the bird. If you find that something seems off with your bird, visit All Creatures Animal Hospital in Naples for a pet examination.

The Signs Your Bird Needs to Go to the Veterinarian

One sign that your bird isn’t feeling well is if your bird is less active or less social than normal. If your bird is more fluffed up than normal then it could indicate a problem. Birds have to stay warm and puffing up the feathers is like adding a coat. While some fluffing and napping are okay, when the behavior is persistent then you want to make sure that your bird is healthy by visiting the pet doctor. If there is a change in your bird’s droppings, such as a change in color or it is consistently watery, then this is another indication. If your bird is drinking more than usual or if your bird stops eating then you should schedule an appointment.

Urgent Signs That Your Bird Needs to Go to the Vet

Some signs indicate that your bird needs to be checked right away. If your bird is off balance or staggering, has seizures or convulsions, or it tilts its head to the side, these are all signs that you should go to the animal doctor as soon as possible.

Bird Behaviors That Need Attention

Some problems don’t indicate a sick bird but still may require a visit to the pet doctor. If your bird is showing destructive behaviors to the environment then it can be a problem that requires a form a change in the environment. If your bird is losing a lot of feathers or plucking feathers, it can indicate they need some enrichment. Care and attention from humans may also be needed when showing this kind of behavior. If your bird starts biting or screeching, these are also warning signs.

Contact an Animal Doctor Today

If you notice any of these signs with your feathery friend, schedule a visit with our animal doctor in Naples at All Creatures Animal Hospital. Call us today at (239)-598-4545 to schedule an appointment.

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