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Welcome to the Exotic and Bird Clinic of New England

Specialized Veterinary Care for Pet Birds

Photo of a child feeding a pet parrot. The parrot is treated by the Exotic and Bird Clinic of New England, which provides specialized veterinary care required by pet birds such as parrots, macaws, cockatiels, cockatoos, finches, parakeets, and conures.

We treat a numerous species of birds, including:

  • Parrots
  • African Greys
  • Cockatiels
  • Parakeets
  • Finches
  • Cockatoos
  • Macaws
  • Conures
  • Chickens

Diet, environmental enrichment and management are the cause of most medical problems with pet exotic birds. Early intervention and diagnosis of problems increase the likelihood of success. We recommend examining your bird shortly after you purchase them to start your pet’s life off to a good start. After that, annual or semiannual examinations help maintain your pet exotic bird at optimal health.

Common problems we encounter include:

  • Poor or inappropriate diet – Poor or inappropriate diet results in poor feathers, reproductive issues, fatty livers, and chronic infections.
  • Metabolic bone disease – metabolic bone disease occurs especially in African Greys.
  • Feather destructive behavior – Feather destructive behavior, also called feather plucking, is common with birds.
  • Egg binding - Budgerigars, canaries, cockatiels, finches, and lovebirds most frequently have problems related to egg laying.


Diagnostics and Therapies

We have the ability to diagnose and treat many diseases for your pet bird.

Well pet preventive care:

Annual physical examination and blood work - For birds, we strongly recommend annual physical examinations. Annual baseline blood work may be recommended based on your bird’s examination, age, and size.

Diagnostics:

Complete blood count and organ function testing - We have invested in lab equipment that handles the small volumes of blood that are available from these pets. Most times we can have results within 30 minutes. Prompt diagnosis can mean the difference between life and death in a heavily compromised bird.

Stool parasite examinations - Many intestinal parasites do not cause issues in a healthy bird. But when there is another disease concern, these parasites can cause issues. We are able to microscopically examine your bird’s droppings to make an accurate determination whether anti-parasite medications should be used.

X-rays - We use a digital radiology system that calibrates down to the smaller size of many of our exotic patients. That high resolution allows us to better diagnose bone fractures, masses, and the like.

Disease DNA testing - We partner with outside laboratories that can look for the ‘DNA fingerprint’ of many bird viruses and fungi. The sample size we need is miniscule and almost all the time can be noninvasively obtained.

Ultrasound - Ultrasound can be used on many of our exotic pets and allows us to see inside organs within your pet’s body. Ultrasound is noninvasive and nonpainful but can yield us enormous diagnostic information.

Laparoscopic exams - When needed, we can use minimally invasive laparoscope to visualize inside your bird’s body, perform some surgeries, and obtain tissue samples for biopsy.

Therapies:

Intensive care - We have the equipment, knowledge, and experience to provide intensive care hospitalization for your exotic pet bird. Many ill birds are so compromised, intensive care can be lifesaving.

Surgery - We routinely perform surgery on birds.

Beak procedures - A number of our birds needs periodic beak trimming and shaping to align the upper and lower beak.

Medicinal preparations - We carry medications that are most often used in birds such as antibiotics and we routinely compound these medications to meet the size of our patients.

Pain management - For birds, pain control is a necessity. Birds can deteriorate quickly when their pain in not managed aggressively.

Parasite control - Parasites are a fact of life in many exotic pet birds. When indicated, we carry and recommend a number of effective parasite medications.

Appointments for Birds and Exotic Pets

Give us a call at 603-529-4999 to schedule an appointment. Or, click the button below to access an online appointment request form.

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Pets We Treat

  • BIRDS (cockatiels, parrots, finches, macaws, cockatoos, parakeets, conures)
  • SMALL MAMMALS or "Pocket Pets" (rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats, hedgehogs, hamsters, mice, gerbils, sugar gliders, and other small rodents)
  • LIZARDS (bearded dragons, water dragons, tegus, uromastyx, geckos, chameleons)
  • SNAKES (boas, pythons, kingsnakes, and more)
  • OTHER PETS (fish including koi and goldfish, some invertebrates, turtles and tortoises, salamanders, frogs, toads, newts and others)

Our Family of Veterinary Clinics

The Exotic and Bird Clinic of New England is part of our family of veterinary healthcare facilities focused on delivering the highest quality of full-service care for all your pet’s needs.

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The Exotic and Bird Clinic of New England is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association because we hold ourselves to a higher standard of veterinary medicine

          

Hours and Directions to the Clinic

Access to highly trained and accredited medical care is often limited to metropolitan areas. Now you have an option.

The Exotic and Bird Clinic of New England is located approximately two hours away from Boston, Portland, Maine, Burlington, Vermont and Providence, Rhode Island. Located in beautiful, rural New Hampshire, The Exotic and Bird Clinic of New England can be your destination on an enjoyable, stress-free drive.

The Exotic and Bird Clinic of New England is part of the Weare Animal Hospital, a general animal care practice.

Hospital Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 7:30am to 7:30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 7:30am to 6pm
Saturday: 8am to noon

Location:
91 North Stark Highway
Weare, NH 03281

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