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Question about when you take your birds to the vet

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I'll be taking my girl for her well birdy check up tomorrow. What I was wondering, is if the vet has to do something your bird really dislikes, do you stay in the room? I've always stayed in the room. The visits have always been routine and she's great with people. I've thought about how, if (in her opinion) she has to be "manhandled," like for a nail trim etc, that my being there might make her think I'm part of the evil scheme. She tends to hold grudges and scold me if I move her away from an area she shouldn't be, or when I get to close to her food dishes. I don't give in to her demands when it's something that has to be done. With her dominant personality, if I gave her an inch, she'd take a mile, and there are and will be things that have to be done whether she approves or not! My inclination would be to stay in the room with her because I'm a somewhat over protective mama. I was just curious as to what others do. Thanks in advance for appeasing my curiosity 馃槉.
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Most of the time I am in the room, however there have been times when I think the vet prefers to leave the room with the bird depending on what is being done and the equipment needed to do whatever procedure is required. For instance, I have had birds that needed fluid drained from the abdominal area, in that instance the vet left the room with the bird, I think sometimes there are things that the vet thinks are too disturbing for an owner to watch, and does not want to freak out the owner. My vet has a station in the back that is specifically used for nail and beak trims and has various tools available, but there have been times when I have requested that it be done in the room because of the nervousness of the bird and it has not been an issue. I always feel more comfortable if I am right there during any procedure.
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I understand I am pretty much the same, many years ago I worked for my feline only vet and I used to watch the surgeries and necropsies :eek:
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