Bird Owner Resources

Bird Owner Resources

Why Do I Need an Avian Vet?

Many species of pet birds have a long lifespan, and most people who obtain a companion or aviary bird expect a long-term, rewarding relationship with their bird. An avian veterinarian, monitoring your bird’s health, can play a vital role in this goal. The Association of Avian Veterinarians recommends regular checkups for companion birds to ensure they live a full, healthy life.

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Locate an Avian Veterinarian Near You

Whether you are a new bird owner, moving to a new neighborhood or looking for a new avian veterinarian, you may find AAV's Find-a-Vet tool useful to locate an avian veterinarian you are both comfortable with and confident in.

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Bird Owner Resources

Avian Health Exam

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Basic Care for Birds

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When Should I Take My Bird to the Veterinarian?

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Signs of Illness

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Zoonotic Diseases in Backyard Poultry: Keeping Your Family Safe

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Additional Resources

Poison Control

Visit the ASPCA Poison Control site for information.

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Avian Influenza Information

Visit this page for journal articles, biosecurity fact sheets, signs of disease, and other helpful links related to avian influenza.

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Backyard Poultry Information

This page contains additional information and helpful links related to backyard poultry.

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About AAV

Learn more about the Association of Avian Veterinarians mission, vision, membership and benefits.

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Please note: AAV does NOT provide medical information to the public on this site or via phone, email or social media sites. Please visit the find a vet directory to locate a veterinarian in your community.