Video: What You Need to Know About Keeping Birds as Pets

Birds, such as parrots, canaries and finches, are highly intelligent and can be wonderful pets. Their beauty and intelligence make them very popular, but it’s not uncommon for new owners to be surprised by the degree of daily care and attention these animals require to be happy and healthy.

Before you purchase or adopt a bird who may live dozens of years, consider Dr. Laurie Hess’ advice to make sure a pet bird is right for you.

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About Veterinary Centers for Birds and Exotics

If you have been looking for specialized care for your bird or exotic pet, look no further! We have you covered. At our unique animal hospital, we provide care to birds and exotics ONLY—no cats and dogs! We are the only bird and exotic veterinary hospital with a full-time, board certified bird specialist, Dr. Laurie Hess. Dr. Hess, who, with her two associates, Dr. Amanda Marino and Dr. Amanda Dewey, are the only full-time veterinarians in Westchester County who are residency-trained in bird and exotic medicine and surgery. Call to schedule an appointment for your pet!