Bird Health & recommended sydney vets

 

All Sydney Vets Listed Below

 

Knowing your bird and its normal behavior and body condition may save your birds life. At Birdsville, we have a selection of antibiotics, a broad-spectrum antibiotic powder for use in ornamental birds for bacterial infections including E.coli (Enteritis), Mycoplasma (Chronic Respiratory Disease) and Chlamydia (Psittacosis). This is added to the drinking water. our antibiotic is an ideal “first line” antibiotic where a definite diagnosis is not available. If the birds fail to respond to the treatment within 3 days veterinary advice should be obtained.  lice and mite treatments, vitamin supplements, probiotics and much more available.  We are not vets so if your bird has any of the below symptoms please see an avian vet ASAP.

contact a veterinarian if your bird shows any of these signs

Signs of Bird Illness

  • Fluffed up appearance
  • Loss of song or raspy voice
  • Loss of weight
  • Unusual amounts of sneezing, coughing
  • Discharge from the nasal area
  • Red nostrils
  • Dirty vent, unclean around the anus
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dropped or drooping wings
  • Eye discharge
  • Swollen eye lids
  • Swelling or growths (lumps)
  • Sitting on the floor
  • Lethargic
  • Changes in droppings, becoming looser, changes in colour.
  • Loosing feathers, bare patches
  • Limping

 

A common illness in parrots we unfortunately still come across is heavy metal poisoning from old rusty cages.  No antibiotics available at birdsville can fix this and therefor your bird must be rushed to the vet so always check your cage and if its old and rusty please replace it.

Scaley face in bird’s

Below are to photo’s of a budgie with a case of scaly face, a burrowing mite (Knemidokoptes) which a quite common in birds especially Budgerigars. This mite will effect the tissue around the cere and sometimes the eyelids. Just like the bird pictured below it can also effect the legs and feet and if left unchecked this condition will eventually lead to death.

What type of bird of bird can get scaly face

Any bird can be affected by scaly face, it is most common in Budgerigars, Canaries and Finches.  I have seen many chickens with the disease also.

What is the treatment for scaly face

Luckily this is very easy to cure completely by using Scaly Face Treatment or Vetafarm Avimec which will kill the mites allowing your birds skin to heal.  During this process it is advisable to have your bird on a good quality seed mix and place vitamins in the birds water supply to boost the immune system.

 

Budgie with scaley face
Budgie with scaly face
Scaley Leg
Scaly leg

 

Recommended bird vets by Birdsville

The Wild Vet

22a Bridge Rd, Glebe

1300 945 383

thewildvet.com.au

 

Sydney Exotic & Rabbit Vet (SERV)

57-63 Herbert St, Artarmon

02 94364884

exoticsvet.com.au

 

Avian Reptile and Exotic Pet Hospital

415 Werombi Rd, Camden

02 4655 0798

http://www.avianreptileandexoticpethospital.com.au/

 

Carlingford Animal Hospital

772 pennant hills road, carlingford,

02 98716036

www.birdhealth.com.au

 

Southern Cross Veterinary Clinic

60 princess Hwy, St Peters

2 9516 0234

http://southerncrossvet.com.au/contact/

 

Canley Heights Veterinary Clinic

shop 6, Harden st and Avoca Rd, Canley Heights

02 9604 9792 or 9604 9300