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vet in london
« on: September 10, 2015, 08:08:47 PM »

hello all-
I would like souvi to have a normal check up (and maybe dna sex test) - which vet would you recommend around london?

what should i expect them to test in a random check-up


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Re: vet in london
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2015, 09:11:38 PM »

Hi DRGR

Firstly what area of London are you near? I'm originally from the East london area of Dagenham and lived in Romford for many years before I moved to Cambridge, as for the vets I guess they will listen to the air sacs, check the nostrils are clear the eyes feet in fact DRGR they should just about check everything. Now as for the DNA testing they are likely to remove some feathers from the chest area and send them for testing they can't be feathers that have falling out on to the floor or in the cage, or they may take a small drop of blood but I'm guessing they will take feathers? You could have a look on the parrot society uk website for a list of vets in the London area there are 3 coming up when I just looked on there but of course I'm not sure if they are anywhere near you.

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Re: vet in london
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2015, 06:20:47 PM »

tx Tony I live in central London btw (nott hill area).
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Re: vet in london
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2015, 09:14:45 PM »

Try this link, http://www.africangreyparrotcentre.co.uk/african-grey-forum/health-issues/selecting-an-avian-vet not sure how relevant a few London seem zoo based.  Also may find some have moved on
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Re: vet in london
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2015, 06:56:32 AM »

thanks for the list! one last question would you know how much dna testing costs these days? ive been aksed to pay 65gbp for it and just want to compare. finally when the vet was about to take a blood sample from the bird he asked me to go to the reception and wait there, is that what is expected? tbh i wanted to stay there and watch! apologies for the completely amateur questions but in order to form an opinion about my last visit.. i need some help from my experienced friends!
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Re: vet in london
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2015, 08:31:10 AM »

Got online which is under £20 been a long time since I did mine.

Not being in is the standard and generally the norm for a sensitive avian vet. Reasoning is so they don't associate you with the visit or feel your stress. I also suspect vets generally don't like us there. I could probably get away with it as my 2 are very calm. Didn't even try to bite the vet or nurse, got in and out of the cage just being asked. Yet still I don't go or be offered in, I'd expect to be told no anyway.

Perspective on price, a little look over, antibiotics, pain relief and lab work cost me £120. Normally find most is lab work.

I'd also add never compared prices, I'd pay over the odds, found its your relationship with the vet for me I'd pay over to see my vet even if it was high. Also not London prices.

I've seen 3 vets before settling, so if you've got niggles and have access. Try a couple, I'd still use the other 2 in an emergency yet prefer 1. They are all different one handled Hickory a little industrially, the other didnít build a rapport.
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Re: vet in london
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2015, 08:50:03 AM »

tx v helpful - as you felt I was trying to understand where I stand and I also agree with you that the relationship with the vet is what matters in the long term -I was not really comparing prices but checking if the price I am asked to pay is completely out of the out of normal or not (which was x3 more expensive in this case)..

anyway vet found Souvi well and in a v good condition! and lets guess wether Souvi is a boy or a girl?
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Re: vet in london
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2015, 09:08:11 AM »

Have you had the vet do the dna test?  Because you can do that yourself by pulling out 4 or 5 chest feathers and sending off to avian biotech, it costs about £15 and they email you the results and post out a certificate.
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Re: vet in london
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2015, 09:37:41 AM »

the vet did since I was there having a reg check-up.
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Re: vet in london
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2015, 10:00:43 AM »

Not sure it's to out of whack, think £40-70 for lab work. Got a feeling I would have similar comparing online to via vets. Mine is a feather test pretty sure if I compare maybe slightly cheaper than your price.

Did you do it Lynn? I couldn't do it. Needed for boarding took them in told them to take them.
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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2015, 11:30:36 AM »

I couldn't do it myself stef! I had to get Dave to do it, but to be honest they didn't even flinch. It makes me cringe just thinking about it lol

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Re: vet in london
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2015, 12:03:14 PM »

Where I was! I occasionally get the broken ones and if the let me. I snap the stragglers back towards them, so they snap mid feather.

Willow's got 2 twists in his cheek they do me in, I still couldn't get them.
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