FlyStart Package Includes

Standard FlyStart Package

Comprehensive health check-up Faecal testing
Microchipping and registration DNA sexing
Disease testing Nail clip
Blood testing Bag of recommended food

Gold FlyStart Package

In addition to the standard FlyStart package, our Gold package also includes:

More detailed blood testing Polyoma Virus Testing
Psittacid Herpesvirus 1 Testing Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease Virus Testing

What is the FlyStart package?

Our FlyStart package is an all-inclusive package made for bird owners. The first few months with any new pet can be daunting, so this package will give you peace of mind while providing your bird with premium veterinary care.

Whether you’re a proud new parent to a chirpy companion or a seasoned bird aficionado seeking to streamline your bird’s veterinary needs, our Standard or Gold FlyStart Package has you covered.

What is included in the FlyStart package?

  • Comprehensive Health Check-Up:
    Birds are very good at hiding underlying illnesses from their owners. Our FlyStart package includes a full health check over by one of our bird vets.
  • DNA Sexing:
    Ever wondered what sex your bird is? With a drop of blood which is then sent to a lab, we can confirm your suspicions if your bird is a boy or girl. Knowing the sex of your bird can help us to advise on different tactics to prevent future sex-specific reproductive problems such as excessive egg laying or aggression.
  • Microchipping and Registration:
    Microchip identification is a safe and highly effective means of identifying your pet. Microchips enable lost birds to be reunited with their owners. Microchip implantation and lifetime registration on a national database is included in the package.
  • Disease Testing:
    Chlamydia is a common infectious disease seen in birds that can also be transmitted to humans. Testing for Chlamydia is recommended for all new birds and is included in our package.

    Upgrade to our Gold FlyStart Package for more comprehensive disease screening. This enhanced option includes testing for Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease Virus, Polyoma Virus, and Psittacid Herpesvirus 1. It is recommended for multi-bird households, or those owners that want to ensure that they have tested for the most important bird viruses.

  • Blood Testing:
    A complete blood count is also included as it helps us screen for other infections and inflammation as well as allowing us to better interpret the Chlamydia test results.Our Gold Flystart Package also includes a biochemistry profile to test your bird’s organ and general body function. This allows us to formulate a more complete picture of their health.
  • Faecal Testing:
    Birds can often carry a range of parasites that can cause harm if left unchecked. Faecal testing involves us analysing your bird’s faeces under a microscope to allow us to identify if they have any parasites that need treating.
  • Nails and Recommended Food:
    Long nails are no fun for anyone! We’ll clip your bird’s nails and then send them home with a bag of recommended bird food.

How much does it cost?

  • Standard FlyStart Package – $660
  • Gold FlyStart Package – $1000

We also offer an Annual FlyStart Package priced at $560. This is tailored for patients who have previously received our Standard or Gold FlyStart packages. It includes faecal testing, blood testing (complete blood count and biochemistry), a full physical exam, and nail clipping.

How do I sign up to the Flystart package?

You can sign up to the Flystart packaging by phoning your Unusual Pet Vets team or stopping into the clinic.