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Bird Services

Birds make loving loyal companions. At Fredericton Animal Hospital, we provide medical care and advice for your feathered friends. We provide care for all types of birds and treat them individually as they all have unique and specific requirements. Some household birds we see at our practice are: Cockatoos, Lovebirds, Finches, Parakeets, Doves and Meyers Parrots and many more. If you have any of these loving pets we would be happy to assist you in giving them the best care they need. To schedule an appointment for your feathery companion, give us a call at 506.455.1700.

How can I care for my pet bird?

Our veterinarians recommend two annual checkups to ensure they are in good health. In addition to routine exams, here are other ways to care for your pet bird:

1. Socialize and interact with your pet. Engaging your pet bird for about three hours daily can keep them happy. When you play with them it gets them more accustomed to being domesticated.
2. Allow them to exercise. By nature, birds are always flying around and searching for food. When you allow them to play outside of their cage it brings them closer to their first nature. Exercise can be fun activities where you teach them tricks, play games or allow them to have some freedom outside of their cage.
3. Choose an appropriate cage and toys for your pet bird. Toys are important especially if your pet is by themselves for most of the day. Giving them a variety of toys will prevent them from getting bored easily. Toys for your pet bird may include: rawhide, beads, bells, spools, molted feathers, paper for them to shred or some rope inside a toy for your feathered friend to manipulate. There are many other intelligent and foraging toys for pet birds, just ask our veterinarians for some recommendations.

Last updated: October 20, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • We are currently allowing 1 client per pet appointment to enter the hospital.
  • For everyone's safety, we have social distancing protocols in place and all staff and clients must wear a mask.
  • All exam rooms are disinfected between each appointment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method. Cash will be accepted if necessary.
  • If you need to purchase food, please order online or drop by the clinic during regular hours. Shipping is free for online orders over $100 and only $5 for orders over $50.
  • For prescription refills, complete the online refill order form or text 506.455.1700. Ordering online is the fastest and easiest way to obtain a medication refill.
  • 3. CANCELLATION POLICY

    Clients must confirm their appointments 24 hours before their scheduled time slot at the latest. We will cancel appointments of clients who do not confirm and give the appointment to waitlisted patients.

    4. ZERO TOLERANCE AGAINST ABUSE

    We reserve the right to refuse service to clients who verbally, emotionally, or physically harm any of our teammates.

    5. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
    Saturday to Sunday: CLOSED

    Please note that after 6:00pm, our phone lines will be answered by our triage service, Guardian Vets.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Fredericton Animal Hospital