parakeet

by ethel
(burlington wi)

do I need to see a vet and does it absolutely need shots

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Jun 26, 2009
All birds should be seen by an avian veterinarian
by: The Vet

Your bird and all birds should see a veterinarian annually for well bird check ups. This visit should include vaccinations for avian polyomavirus. You should vaccinate your bird to prevent him from contracting the virus and from being a carrier to infect other birds.

Your bird does not need to leave the home to contract this virus or spread the virus. It can be carried in or out of your home on your clothing, hair, shoes, etc.

Dr B

Jun 24, 2009
Vet
by: Linda

Birds should go into Avian vet's office at least once a year so tests can be performed to make sure bird is healthy.As our birds age, this becomes absolutely necessary as we will see the same kinds of medical conditions found in older humans.

If you have a new bird, please make an appointment as soon as is possible and take him into the vet. As for shots, I've never given any of my birds any shots ever, and the ones I have now are healthy as cabbages. Keep your bird at home and don't allow him/her to play with other birds, and you should be okay. Talk with the vet first, of course, but, in my experience, with dogs, cats and birds, they want to give them way too many shots. Each time an animal or bird gets a shot, it takes their immune systems down allowing for disease to come in. The other problem is central nervous system damage can occur. This is also true with our human children. Too many shots are given in the name of good health when in actuality, some of them are doing far more harm than good.

So, take your birdy to a qualified Avian vet and have him checked for parasites and/or infections. Talk with them about shots and opt not to have them unless there is something concentrated in your area where your bird would be at risk.

Never have "play dates" with people with other birds. This is the very best, most sure, way to get your bird or birds sick. It is the same with dogs and cats as well. Perfectly healthy pets can get sick after a so called "play date" with someone else's pets. As I said, keep your bird at home unless going to the vet or for a vacation at a summer home or something like that, and he will be less likely to need every shot on the planet.It will also be cheaper for you all the way around. Also, if he eats seeds, change him over to an organic pelleted diet like Harrison's. We have saved a ton of money by feeding our birds properly. Healthy birds just don't need to go to vet's so often and have much more fun in life.

THE ABOVE COMMENTS AND STATEMENTS ABOUT SHOTS ARE THE WRITER'S OPINION. THE OPINION ON SHOTS AND WHAT THEY ARE GOOD FOR OR NOT IS ALSO BASED ON SOME FACTS as well as personal opinion. Blessings,
Linda

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