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Janp

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New Avian Vet
« on: June 15, 2016, 03:49:27 PM »

Hi all, I have always previously used Lawton & Stokes in Harold Wood as my avian vet and although he seems to know what he is doing with birds I find him to be quite rude with people (especially women). If we both go he directs all questions at my husband and completely ignores me if I answer or ask a question. Now we have our new baby Kiwi I would like to get her registered with a vet in case of emergencies, can anyone recommend a vet within reasonable driving distance of SS17 postcode?
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Re: New Avian Vet
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2016, 04:11:14 PM »

Hi Jan, did you manage to find another avian vet? If not your best bet would be to Google them in your area x

Jaspers old vet was similar, not rude but would talk so fast I didn't have time to think of answers to his questions. I did once mention this to a receptionist and after that he became better and listened to me, pity he retired as he was a good vet x

What does your husband think? Maybe he could back you up if you both go again, and maybe ask him why he won't listen to you? Could be just his way if he's an older man? Some are like that, even doctors x
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Re: New Avian Vet
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2016, 07:55:37 AM »

Thanks jules, yes we have found a new vet who several people have recommended. I have registered Kiwi with him but as yet haven't taken her to see him.
I need a new carrier as the one i had for Rosie, our African Grey who passed away last year, is a bit tatty but they are sooo expensive.
if anyone knows of anywhere / anyone selling them for a reasonable price could they let me know
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Re: New Avian Vet
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2016, 08:20:17 AM »

Jan look on Scarletts website, she has some travel cages really reasonably priced

I have two of these, which would be fine for transporting a grey to the vets etc, there is a larger one but I would stick with this one, its easier to carry than the large one

http://www.scarlettsparrotessentials.co.uk/small-travel-cage
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Re: New Avian Vet
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2016, 08:31:15 PM »

I bought one of these for Jasper two years ago and have only just started using it lol, I think what put me off was when I tried to fix in a rope perch it wouldn't stay tight enough, so I folded the carrier away and it sort of got forgotten about until Xavier came. I've recently started using it for him, although he did come with a very good plastic pet carrier, one with the metal door and sides, also it has a metal grill at the top which is much better than Jaspers one which is plastic all around except for the door x

I'm not sure how much these carriers are but maybe you could find one similar, otherwise the one from Scarletts is great x
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Re: New Avian Vet
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2016, 12:05:56 PM »

 Weve had those Birdie 601s like that for years there brilliant for taking our two to the caravan . :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
But we also have a plastic pet carrier where the full top opens and they have nothing to grip on when we take em to the vets when she wants to get em out  :secret:
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Re: New Avian Vet
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2016, 03:22:58 PM »

Hi Janp

I'm sorry I missed this post how I'm not sure but reading your first post Janp I suddenly thought blimey your not far from where I used to live, I come from Dagenham but met my wife who lived in Harold hill so I moved in with her and we lived together in Romford for nearly 12 years before we moved to Norfolk we now live just outside Cambridge it's a small world but that vets you first mentioned I asked my wife if she had heard of it and she said that she had and on occasions when she took our dogs she felt the same as you mention. What's more surprising is you ask for vets near SS17 and that's where my mum lived in branksome Avenue before she moved out to Spain just under 3 years ago now so I'm pleased you've found a new vet in the end.

Tony Mamadou kiwi & Gomez
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Re: New Avian Vet
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2016, 03:17:01 PM »

Anyone from the Stoke on Trent area on here use a good vet?
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Re: New Avian Vet
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2016, 08:40:00 PM »

Not sure who's near you Nicky, member wise but are you far from Loughborough? Chine House is said to be very good, Mandi goes there with her greys  :thumbsup:
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Re: New Avian Vet
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2016, 08:54:07 PM »

Nickys stoke I'd suggest avs at Northwich probably nearer than I travel from. Also does boarding should the need arise

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Re: New Avian Vet
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2016, 03:39:02 PM »

Thank you Folks...ill check these out.. I will do some research. Dont mind a reasonable journey for a good vet that knows their stuff!  :ty
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