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Bird Care in Charleston, SC

We can treat all kinds of birds, from parrots to finches. At Exotic Vet Care in Charleston, SC, we recommend bi-annual physical exams and parasite screens for all our bird patients to keep them healthy. To make bird care easier for our clients, we offer a Bird VetCare Package that covers all their most essential services.

Book now or ask about our Bird VetCare Package today!

Bird VetCare Package

Bird VetCare Package

With the help of our Bird VetCare Package, first-time bird owners and experienced bird owners alike can get a little extra help with managing their companion’s needs.


  • Our VetCare Packages are for healthy pets only
  • Because the VetCare Packages are already discounted, they cannot be purchased with CareCredit or Scratchpay, and no coupons or other discounts can be applied

This Package Includes

  • Comprehensive Health Checkup Since birds tend to hide signs of illness, it’s important for them to be examined by one of our vets.
  • Fecal Analysis Checking a fecal sample from your bird can alert us to potentially harmful bacteria and yeast.
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC) Just one drop of blood can help us screen your bird for signs of anemia, inflammation, and infection.
  • Infectious Disease Screens We can screen your bird for chlamydiosis (parrot fever), polyoma virus, herpes, and other contagious and serious illnesses.
  • • Chlamydiosis (Parrot fever): This disease causes severe illness in birds that can be passed on to humans.
  • • Polyoma Virus: This virus causes severe systemic disease in birds, but there is a vaccine available that can be given to young birds.
  • • Pacheco’s Disease (Herpes): Herpes attacks the liver in birds.
  • • Psittacine Beak & Feather Disease Virus: This disease causes feather abnormalities and immune suppression.
  • Nail Trim We can trim your bird's nails for their comfort and safety, and to be safer for you.
  • Package Add-OnsWing Trim:
    Standard $20, as Package Add-On $10
    DNA Sexing:
    Standard $60, as Package Add-On $40
    DNA Sexing: Knowing your bird’s gender is very important. It can save valuable diagnostic time if your bird becomes ill, as reproductive complications are a major concern for females.
    Standard $40, as Package Add-On $30
    Microchipping: Microchip identification is a safe and highly effective means of identifying your pet. It enables lost pets to be reunited with their owners. You will register your pet’s microchip online.
    Blood Chemistry Panel:
    Standard $160, as Package Add-On $120
    Blood Chemistry Panel: Blood chemistries can reveal any issues related to tissue and internal organ dysfunction and help to detect diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, and other disorders.
  • $480With our Bird VetCare Package, you receive $560 worth of care for only $480.
  • How do I sign up for a VetCare Package? Purchase online, then make reservation online
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Signs Your Bird May be Having a Health Emergency

Signs Your Bird May be Having a Health Emergency

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If you’re not familiar with a bird’s behaviors and what they say about their health, you might not notice there’s anything wrong until the problem becomes much more severe. Call our hospital at (843) 216-8387 if you notice any of the following:

  • Sitting at the bottom of the cage instead of perching (weakness)
  • Feathers are ruffled up
  • A very pronounced keel bone
  • Not eating
  • Closing/squinting of the eyes
  • Discharge from the eyes, ears, mouth, and/or nose
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Tail bobbing
  • Sleeping more often
  • Loose droppings
  • Blood in droppings
  • Sudden color change in stool or urine
What to Expect with Bird Wellness Visits

What to Expect with Bird Wellness Visits

Below are the treatments/services you can typically expect when you bring your bird in for their routine wellness visit.

  • A Comprehensive Blood Panel which includes:
    • Complete blood count or CBC to screen for anemia, dehydration, infection, inflammation and blood parasites
    • Blood Chemistry Panel or Internal Body function test for organ dysfunction like diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease and other disorders.
  • A Fecal Analysis to screen for harmful internal parasites or worms and/or bacteria/yeast
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Transporting Your Bird to Our Clinic

Transporting Your Bird to Our Clinic

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To safely and comfortably transport your bird, small plastic kennels (like for cats) and/or collapsible metal cages (with or without a perch) with a towel, newspaper or paper towels on the bottom work great. Individual carriers for each bird also makes caring for them easier. (acrylic cages are attractive but not ideal for transportation).

Remove any food and water from your bird’s cage before securing it, and place paper towels inside to absorb urine and, if needed, monitor fecal output.

Common Diseases and Conditions in Birds

Common Diseases and Conditions in Birds

Some of the more commonplace health conditions we see in birds of all kinds include:

  • Malnutrition
  • Obesity
  • Hormonal issues

If you ever suspect your bird is unwell, call us right away at (843) 216-8387!

Care Sheets and Handouts

Care Sheets and Handouts