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February 2024

Bird Worming & Vet Care: When to See a Vet

CareHealth & Nutrition

Birds are one pet that require little veterinary attention, unless they are ill.

Reasons why your bird might need to see a vet:

  • If you need their beak or nails trimmed and are not comfortable doing this yourself
  • If you require their wings to be clipped
  • If their beak is not closing properly, preventing them from eating normally
  • If your bird appears ill and requires attention

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Speak to your local vet for more advice and information. Or you can visit one of our Petstock VET clinics in your local area.

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Bird Worming And Other Health Care Considerations

You will need to worm your bird regularly. This is most commonly done via a liquid or gel worming supplement added to their water, approximately every three months.

A common condition in birds is scaly leg and face. As the name suggests, symptoms include a scaly film over your bird’s face and legs. You can find a treatment for this from PETstock, which is applied to the affected area with a cotton bud.

Birds may also suffer from mites and lice just like many other animals. There are a range of treatments available for this like sprays and powders, also available from PETstock.