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The Importance of Health Testing

There are four major avian diseases in the bird community. These invisible and often deadly viruses are difficult to detect until the bird’s health has declined significantly, making treatment sometimes impossible.

There is good news, however! Reputable aviaries frequently conduct basic blood, fecal and feather screening for each of their birds to ensure they do not have any such illness affecting their flock. Welcome Wings is proud to have a certified disease-free aviary. The health of our birds is our highest priority. Take a look behind-the-scenes in the image below, which shows our organization of samples to be sent for routine health testing.

When researching your next feathered friend, please ask each aviary you consider whether they conduct disease testing, and, if so, when their last test was done. The health of your baby starts with the condition of his/her parents.