Originally Posted by Pele
As far as surgical proceedures, I generally avoid them as birds do not do well with going under, and mortality rate is high.
Edited by kari_dawn - 11/23/11 at 10:42am
Sorry I don't have any refferenced to add, but I think this is a HUGE reason why many vets don't do birds. Birds are so super sensitive to anasthesia that any time you put them under, there is a very good chance they won't wake back up
btw, please don't eat me for this what if OP just wanted an educational thread about something that isn't often talked about? Seems to me they are just looking for information controvercial or not, are we not all here to learn? Wether or not it is humane, it is still a practice (apparently) that goes on in some areas. I kinda wish people here wouldn't be so quick to jump on someone who asks a question that may spark controversy. Humanity of procedure asside, I would be (albiet morbidly) curious about the how, why, and sucess of something so silly to do. Short of "trying it" on my own, the best I could do is research what others have already done.
Curiosity killed the cat, satisfaction brought him back.