Bird care and Avian care is a focus of Richmond’s exotic pet vets at Wellesley Animal Hospital.

Sick birds frequently show the signs that are listed on this page, and you should contact us immediately if you believe your bird is sick. Our exotic pet veterinarians have many years of experience and provide attentive bird care at our bird hospital.

Cockatiel & Parakeet (Budgies or Budgerigars)

Budgerigars (also known as budgies or parakeets) are small parrots originating from Australia. Budgies are very sociable friendly birds who, if given plenty of encouragement, can learn a large vocabulary.

Cockatiels are also native to Australia and are one of the most popular companion birds in the US.


There are many different species of parrots commonly kept as pets including conures, caiques, quakers, eclectus, Amazons, African greys, cockatoos and macaws. This parrot guide is generalized for most species. Please ask one of our veterinarians about the specific requirements.

Bird Vet Care

Welllesley Exotic Pet Vet is Virginia’s avian veterinarian services, located in the Short Pump Area in Henrico County, Virginia. We would like to see your bird for an avian wellness exam.

Our bird vets focus on a variety of birds, including cockatiels, parrots, parakeets,, macaws, finches, canaries, parrotlet, budgies, cockatoo, conures, dove, canaries and others.

Are you considering buying a bird? Here are some things to consider before purchasing a bird.