Birds Unlimited


In Central & Western New York

 In case of an emergency, do not email me and wait for a response, call a veterinarian as soon as possible. If you think there's something wrong with your pet, there probably is, get help, don't wait. Don't call me and say "my bird looks puffy" call a vet. Once you get your vet appointment then call me for support if you'd like.

These names are in alphabetical order by doctors name not hospital name.

All Creatures Animal Hospital, Dr. Alexandra Adamcak, East Amherst  (avian certified) 716.636.3600

Storybrook Farm Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Adams, Victor, NY 585.924.7740

New Hope Veterinary Wellness Center, Dr. Christopher Brunson, Gates, 585. 270.5600

Finger Lakes Mobile Veterinary Services, Dr. Dana Coover, 585.412.8991

Seneca Falls Veterinary Hospital, Dr Carl Darby, Seneca Falls, 315.568.9449  (avian certified)

Macedon Veterinary Care,  Dr. Kristen Frost Macedon 315.986.4246

Fairport Animal Hospital, Dr. Brian Hall, Fairport  585.388.1070

Town & Country Hospital, Pets, Dr. Lisa Jensen, Syracuse 315 469.5777

Liverpool Animal Health Center, Dr. Marla Lender, Liverpool 315.622.2882

LakesideAnimal Hospital, formerly East Ridge Animal Hospital, Dr. Heidi Licata, Irondequoit, 585.467.2120

Finger Lakes Animal Hospital, Dr. Emilia Monachino,  Canandaigua, 585.394.2288

Animal Clinic of East Avenue, Dr.Carolyn Orr, Brockport   585.637.8700

Animal Ark Animal Hospital, Dr. Edward Spindel, Syracuse 315.635.2525

Specialized Care for Avian & Exotic Pets  Dr. Laura Wade, Clarence, 716.759.0144 (exotics)

Cornell University Hospital For Animals, 24 hour, Ithaca, 607.253.3060 (avian certified)

Ark Veterinary Hospital, Henrietta,  585.487.8700 (exotics)

Briar Patch Veterinary Hospital, Ithaca, 607.272.2828 (exotics)

Supportive Care

 If you're unable to get to a vet there are a few things to do that may help your bird, supportive care is crucial at this point. Keeping the bird warm, between 80 and 85 degrees will help. If the bird doesn't have to use as much of it's own energy to keep itself warm, the better it is. You also must keep food going into the bird, solids like pelleted diets, seed, peanut butter, and spray millet works great on small birds. Avoid foods like fruits and veggies as these are mostly water and fiber, they need what my mom would call "stick to the ribs" food. The small birds such as canaries, parakeets, and finches may give you the impression that they are eating but they may just be spending a lot of time at the food bowl searching for a particular thing and not getting enough food. Keep food going into the bird. Food is energy and will help the bird keep warm.

 Avoid over the counter antibiotics, (the stuff you can buy at pet stores) if they were any good they wouldn't be sold over the counter. You need to get to a vet. Trust me, if I knew these antibiotics would help, I'd sell them. I can get them, but I know better. By using them it may interfere with disease testing later on when you get to a vet. I'm not a vet and don't pretend to be one, I use them all the time.