Bird Care and Avian Care is a focus of Southwest Virginia Veterinary Services. Sick birds frequently show the signs that are listed on this page, and you should contact us immediately if you believe your bird is sick. Our exotic pet veterinarians have many years of experience and provide attentive bird care at our bird hospital.

Cockatiel & Parakeet
(Budgies or Budgerigars)

Budgerigars (also known as budgies or parakeets) are small parrots originating from Australia. Budgies are very sociable friendly birds who, if given plenty of encouragement, can learn a large vocabulary.

Cockatiels are also native to Australia and are one of the most popular companion birds in the US.

Parakeet and Cockatiel Care

Use our Cockatiel and Parakeet care guide to learn how you can care for your budgie or cockatiel. Parakeets (also known as budgies or Budgerigars) are small parrots originating from Australia. Budgies are very sociable friendly birds who, if given plenty of encouragement, can learn a large vocabulary. Cockatiels, on the other hand, are limited talkers but males can be very good at whistling tunes. Cockatiels are also native to Australia and are one of the most popular companion birds in the US.

Parakeet and Cockatiel Care Guide – Download & Print


Parrot

There are many different species of parrots commonly kept as pets including conures, caiques, quakers, eclectus, Amazons, African greys, cockatoos and macaws. This parrot guide is generalized for most species. Please ask one of our veterinarians about the specific requirements.

Parrot Care

Learn about parrot care with our parrot guide or visit with one of our parrot vets to provide proper care for your bird. Parrots can range greatly in size and appearance as well as having unique personalities! They can make wonderful companions with many birds being great at singing and talking providing plenty of entertainment.

Parrot Care Guide – Download & Print


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