Avian Vet Examination For My Parakeet?
Dear Yahoo! Answers Members,
Hello, I am going to take my female parakeet Sunbeam to get an examination to see if she is going to lay eggs or not. I am also going to clip her wings/nails clipped.
I was wondering how much this would cost? I want to make sure I have enough money to take Sunbeam to get examined. She is showing symptoms of having eggs, but I want to be a million percent sure.
Also, where could I find an Avian Vet in my area? I'm in the Middletown area of Ohio. I really need to find an Avian Vet, and preferably soon. My mom and dad won't let me travel out-of-state for an Avian Vet.
- ColetteLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
I find three board certified avian vets in Ohio:
Susan Orosz, DVM, ABVP Avian
5166 Monroe St., Toledo
Christal Pollock, DVM, ABVP Avian
14265 Superior Rd., Cleveland Heights
Gary Riggs, DVM, ABVP Avian
4873 Richland Ave., Norton
I know these aren't particularly close to you. There are undoubtedly other avian vets in Ohio who are just not board certified. Start by calling vets near you and asking for referrals. You might also call any local bird clubs and ask them for help in locating an avian vet.
It's hard to tell you what an examination will cost. Here in California I'd expect to pay $50 - $60 for an exam. Some vets will include a wing and nail clip and some will charge another $20 or so for it.
Sorry I can't be of any more help. Good luck with Sunbeam!
- cdsgeo2Lv 51 decade ago
An Avian vet will observe the area above the vent for swelling and they will lightly touch the area. ( Best you don't tounch her there, if is too hard the egg's within can easily break and then it is a for sure surgery to save her life)
Also if she has egg binding and unable to expell the egg, if there is one or more, then sugery is needed to save her life and is expensive.
You will be asked questions about her. Age, Diet, when did you notice swelling, Etc. Then if suspected she does have an egg the Dr. will want to have a X-ray taken and blood work done and sent to lab.
Call some local Avian Vets and ask price for exam and these other tests, if need to be done. Most DVM can give you names and address and phone # for a Avain vet near you.
Are this birds dropping larger than normal and messy looking.
Can you see swelling above her vent.
Has she beeb eating normally and drinking water normally.
Does she appear stressed and uncomfortable.
The above are signs of a hen with an egg.
Has she been paired for breeding.
* Hens can develope egg's without a male.
- henkleLv 43 years ago
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