Big Changes to our schedule are taking place! Dr. Odama has taken on a new position and will only be working part time on Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Due to the changes in scheduling, we will unfortunately no longer be open seven days a week. We will now be closed every Sunday until further notice. We are also currently closing early on Wednesdays and Fridays. Dr. Beltran will be on staff Monday-Saturday. Thank you for your continued support and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.
The Office Will Have Modified Hours on the Following Dates:
Thursday, October 4th - Closing at 1:00 p.m.
Friday, October 5th - Closed from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 23rd - Closing at 2:00 p.m.
As of 09/06/2016 We have passed our AAHA Accreditation evaluation and continue to be an AAHA Accredited practice since 2011.
Does Your Bird Need a Blankie?
The answer to that is â€¦it depends on the situation.Some birds prefer to remain uncovered during bedtime; where as other birds cannot sleep without their "security blankets".
On average, birds need about 12 hours of good, quality sleep each night to remain in peak condition. Much like people, their rest periods can be disturbed by noise and bright light. For this reason, many owners choose to cover their birds at night.
If noise and light are not a problem, try leaving your bird uncovered for a few nights to gauge his reactions. If the bird appears to like being uncovered at night, then it is fine to leave it that way. If, however, the bird appears sluggish or begins to exhibit bad behavior, the best thing to do is keep him covered at night to ensure that he gets a good night's rest.
You may also want to invest in a sleeper cage.However, it is important to note that the sleeper cage is for sleeping and sleeping only. It should be small, just big enough for your bird to settle down in and sleep, and no toys should be allowed. When your bird settles into a sleeper cage, his chances of sleeping through the night will be greatly increased. These types of bird cages should be placed in quiet rooms, such your bedroom or a spare room that doesn't have a lot of traffic.