Tips for Keeping Your Bird Calm During Vet Visits

By: Anushka Jha

Birds, like humans, can feel anxious about vet visits. Preparing your bird beforehand can make a huge difference.  


Create a calm environment at home before the visit. Dim the lights and play soothing music to relax your bird.  


Make the carrier a familiar and comfortable space for your bird. Place treats and favorite toys inside to reduce stress.  

Carrier Comfort

Associate the carrier with positive experiences. Leave it open in the house for your bird to investigate and reward them when they enter.  

Positive Association

Handle your bird gently and frequently leading up to the vet visit. This helps them become accustomed to being touched.  

Practice Handling

Birds can pick up on your emotions. Stay calm and speak softly to reassure your feathered friend during the visit.  

Stay Calm

After the vet visit, offer your bird their favorite treats as a reward for their bravery. This helps create a positive association.  

Post-Visit Treats

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