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Old 07-16-2018, 02:33 PM
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My two birds have never been to a vet. I'd like to take them to one, but the problem is I can't find one. I've checked pretty much every vet in my area and none deal with parakeets. The closest vet is a long drive away.

Everything I've checked mentions birds should see the vet once a year. Would it be okay not to if you can't find a vet?

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This issue comes if you see the vet in an emergency they have no baseline with which to work.
If you had an emergency situation, you would still need to go to a vets so I would see if any of your more local vets would be able to treat a bird in a emergency situation.

Then, if the only thing stopping you from seeing an actual avian vet is a long drive, then I think you should do it. By seeing your birds yearly they can pick up on any disease or illness earlier and start treatment for it.
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I agree with Therm, by taking your pets to the vet once per year you can catch things much earlier, making them less severe and in the long run, possibly less expensive if they did not catch it early and the treatment for the late stage is much more expensive.
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I think one of my budgies might have fatty liver disease since he has a bruise on his beak. I've been reading on how to help with this without vet care.

It's surprisingly hard to find a bird-friendly vet where I live. Aren't normal vets supposed to know about birds?
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Birds are very different from the usual mammals that vets treat, and even exotic vets who treat reptiles and mammals often don't know that much about birds because they are so different. That's why going to an avian specialist is so important. However, if you can't find an avian vet, taking them to a regular vet and asking them to consult with an avian vet should be fine.
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As Katherine said above, birds are very different, and have different organs and body systems from mammals. Not all “exotics” vets are familiar enough with birds either. Small animal (pet) veterinarians are trained mainly for dogs and cats. In reality it’s not like Dr. Doolittle lol. Many will not see birds, and most of the ones that do, lack the level of knowledge necessary. That’s the reason it’s so important to locate a vet who advertises as an avian vet. The majority of them see other animals too, but have specialized training and experience for birds. To locate an avian vet in your area (or within traveling distance), do a google search. Then call the ones listed as avian to confirm that they are.
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