AVIAN DISEASE TESTING
One of the most important thing you can do for your bird is to have it disease tested.
Most if not all stores and breeders do not test birds. Some will charge you for sexing your bird but the responsibility of assuring the bird you are acquiring is free of diseases becomes your responsibility unless you request the store or breeder to perform these tests prior to your taking the bird home. Likewise when you adopt a bird from an individual or avian rescue. If anyone tells you that the bird is free of diseases, they should also provide you with a lab testing result. Word of mouth does not guarantee that your bird has been tested.
At Under My Wing, we offer sexing and disease testing at a minimal cost, many times the cost of testing your bird is lower than an avian veterinary because we make use of labs direct. We offer these services to all bird owners within our driving distance. We also try to accommodate bird owners by visiting the bird in their home for testing when combined with grooming services. Early detection and quarantine of infectious diseases helps prevent the devastating effects that a bacterial, fungal, parasitic or viral outbreak can cause.
A 99% rates of birds that enter our sanctuary have never been tested till they arrive.
We find that most owners who have paid a vet or store to groom their bird never test their bird for diseases. Unexpected expenses as well as disbelief and devastation ones you find out your bird does not have a disease but is a carrier of one. A carrier will always infect other healthy birds, a precaution bird owners can take before birds become ill or die. A bird who is carrier of a disease must be kept separate from living with other birds.
I had my bird for years why should I have it tested now. Because people working at or visiting most aviaries, nurseries, pet-shops, bird shows, quarantine stations, brokers, zoos, medical facilities and bird hospitals can become infected and spread disease to their home or other locations where your bird is at risk.
Our recommendation for new birds entering your home or the present bird(s) in your home is:
DNA Sexing, PBFD, Polyoma, Chlamydia, Avian Herpes (Pacheco's) and PDD.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to have your bird tested please contact us.
ABOUT UNDER MY WING
Under My Wing Avian Refuge, exist to provide captive birds with individualized care, the companionship of a flock, and the opportunity to live out their lives in a safe haven dedicated to their well-being and educating the public of the complex needs of parrots in captivity and the crisis facing them.
Under My Wing Avian Refuge AKA Under My Wing and UMWAR
Cause Area (NTEE Code)
Bird Sanctuary/Preserve (D32)
Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)
Animal Training, Behavior (D61)
Beak and Feather (PBFD)
Pigeon Circo virus
Avian Herpes virus (AHV)
Avian Influenza virus(AIV)
West Nile virus (WNV)
Paramyxo virus (PMV)
AVIAN BOARDING FEES
Short Term Care or Boarding (1 Day to 3 Weeks) Daily Fee:
Long-term Care or Boarding (1 Months or More) Monthly Fee:
Long-term Lifetime Care or Relinquish (Permanent Resident) Yearly Fee:
Special Care Bird Fee's May slightly change according to needed care.
Special Arrangements or Emergency Accommodation are Welcome
Boarding Fees do not include food, toys or grooming. There will be an additional cost if you prefer for us to provide such.
Our Devotion and Commitment are Continually Changing Parrots Lives
OTHER SERVICES WE OFFER
SERVICES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
AVIAN INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Embracing with love the many wings
whose lives we transform.
OUR CONTACT INFORMATION
Under My Wing Avian Refuge
1243 Rte 23 North
Wantage NJ 07461 US
Telephone: +1 973-702-7770
Paula's Cell +1 862-268-3059 (Emergencies Only)
UNDER MY WING AVIAN COMBINATION TESTING
If you wish for us to provide these services the cost is $900 and test results must be in prior to bringing bird to us. ency Accommodation are Welcome
"THE OPTIMAL CHOICE"
THEIR FUTURE AND LIFETIME CARE MATTERS
"COMPASSIONATE CARE BEGINS HERE!"
AVIAN MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS IS A MUST WHEN RELINQUISHING OR BOARDING A BIRD
BOARDING NEEDS TO BE PREPAID
AVIAN GROOMING FEES
On Full Grooming Service, please deduct a 10% off for package deal.