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Posted 1/27/2010 4:09:42 PM Post #2153
 

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I made a recent purchase of an RB2.  It was shipped in from out of state. Because I have another bird in the same house, I felt the new bird should go to the vet asap.

I was told by the breeder  not to take the bird to the vet for a vet check right away but allow the bird a week or two to settle in first.  They also told me not to quarrantine the new bird from the current bird as it would cause him distress to be "away" from everyone.

I disagree with this and would like to hear the opinions of other breeders.My avian vet says to health check the bird imediately and quarrentine 30-60 days.

My home is a two story home and I do use air filters by the cages, however, the same air does circulate throughout my home.  Not having any health papers with the new bird, I felt it should be examined as soon as possible.  I did not want to endanger my current companion should the new bird prove diseased or something.  Also all literature indicates quarrantine for new bird.

Please share you thoughts on this with me.

Posted 2/6/2010 11:17:02 AM Post #2168
 

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I sure agree with you and your vet!  Every new bird should be vet checked immediately and certainly separated from your flock just in case.  Always go by your instincts in these cases - I hope your new baby checked out and everyone is okay!  You sound like a wonderful and informed bird mom!  Deb, Moores of Dalriada Aviaries
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