Directory of Veterinarians with Special Interest in Birds
Teresa Bradley - Bays, DVM Jay Schweizer, DVM
Belton Animal Clinic, Inc. 12440 E. New 40 Hwy
1308 N. Scott Ave. Independence, MO 64055
Belton, MO 64012 816-358-2857
Julie Burge, DVM Julie Dyer, DVM
Burge Bird Service Lakewood Animal Health Center
13833 S. 71 Hwy 827 N.E. Lakewood Blvd.
Grandview, MO 64030 Lee's Summit, MO 64064
Burge Bird Services
Cory Entriken, DVM Brock W. Exline, DVM
Dr. Rambo and Dr. Barr Hecker Animal Clinic
Gladstone Animal Hospital 7240 Warnall Rd.
7027 N. Oak Traffic way Kansas City, MO 64114
Gladstone, MO 64118 816-333-4330
816-436-1100 Hecker Animal Clinic
Gladstone Animal Hospital
Tips From Our Vets
We all know how important clean water is to our bird but it isn't always easy to keep bacteria from growing in our birds water. Adding 1 tsp APPLE CIDER vinegar per liter of water can help keep it fresh.
Giving medication to a parrot can be tricky, some liquid medicines can be injected into a grape or orange segment or soaked into a small piece of bread to make them more readily taken by a bird. Another method that may work for your bird, and may be less stressful for him/her if it does: While your bird is inside the cage, hanging on the bars, facing you; put one hand in the cage and cover its back (you can use a small towel). Use the fingers of this hand to gently manipulate the bird's head and open its beak, if necessary. Use your other hand to administer the medication right through the cage bars. Be very careful not to squeeze the bird against the side of the cage. Of course you'll need to discuss the best way to give a medication with your vet.