Cost of taking a budgie to the vet for a full body check up.

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by Garjzla, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. Garjzla

    Garjzla Overrun With Chickens

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    I want to take my two year old budgie to the vet for the first time but I don't know how much it costs. I just want the vet to do a full body check up, and maybe some claw trimming because he has sharp little talons at the moment.

    He seems healthy but it'd be nice to know for sure for the first time. I've had him for a year and a half and he's just started eating fruit pellets (contains lots of vitamins and fruit, some preservatives) and a little bit of seeds, he's actually enjoying them.

    Anyway, I live in Oregon and want to know the cost of a check up plus claw trimming.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Locate an avian vet, call and get an estimate. Prices will vary greatly from vet to vet and area to area.
     
  3. Garjzla

    Garjzla Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay! So, it doesn't cost money to ask the price?
     
  4. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope! It does NOT cost money to ask the price.

    Good Luck!
     
  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Read the ingredients on the fruit pellets, some of those contain a crazy amount of plain old sugar. That's why birds like them so much. I thought I was doing a great thing getting my cockatiel finally eating pellets, but the Zupreem fruit flavored pellets were the only ones he'd touch, but he loved them. Vet noticed he was gaining a lot of weight on the pellets and that's when I started reading the lables more carefully. Now he eats the Roudybush pellets and seeds as well and has slimmed down to a healthier weight. Wasn't easy breaking him of his sugary "fruit loops" pellets habit though lol!
     
  6. Garjzla

    Garjzla Overrun With Chickens

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    That's funny! I read the ingredients on all the bags of food I buy. It has lots of fruits, some dye, but I don't think I saw sugar.
     
  7. laceykins

    laceykins Out Of The Brooder

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    Agreed, depends on the area. I had one of mine at a vet in the Denver area suburbs, and for three nights stay in an incubator, medicine and tube feeding it only cost $160. The majority of cost is usually just the cost of the general checkup. Any medicines, etc they get in such minuscule amounts, it adds up practically to pennies. I'd guess use the general appointment fee and add $20 or so if u want bloodwork.
     
  8. Garjzla

    Garjzla Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Oh, cool! Thank you!
     

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