Providing The Best Veterinary Care For Your Pet Bird

We treat all types of birds from chickens to parrots, and even little finches.

Birds make beautiful pets, but to keep that beauty alive and well takes delicate care. This is where our dedicated team of avian veterinarians comes in.

Our flying friends come in all shapes and sizes, colours and species – The Unusual Pet Vets cater to each with the utmost of care. So if you are looking for a skilled poultry vet, exotic bird vet, chicken vet, parrot vet or just an avian veterinarian with a wealth of knowledge and experience, The Unusual Pet Vets are here to help.

We are highly qualified exotic bird vets with clinics located in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, and the Sunshine Coast. Our teams have a vast range of expertise in treating a diverse range of birds including:

All parrot species including budgies, eclectus parrots, weiros (cockatiels), cockatoos, corellas, galahs, lovebirds, caiques, rosellas, macaws, conures, alexandrines, indian ring necks, king parrots, princess parrots, lorikeets, and many others

Canaries, finches, and other passerines

Waterbirds like ducks and geese

Chickens of all shapes and sizes

Like us, these beautiful creatures can become unwell and will require attention from a trained avian vet to foster a speedy recovery.

You might have a pet cockatoo or perhaps a pet bird that is slightly more unusual than the norm. Regardless of the type, each bird is best treated by a trusted bird veterinarian with in-depth knowledge of avian medicine.

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Why Choose Us?

Patient Story

Why Choose The Unusual Pet Vets?

The Unusual Pet Vets has a highly skilled team that keeps up to date with the best practices in nutrition, ideal bird home maintenance, care and treatment. In addition to medical care for your pets, we also offer professional advice, fact and care sheets, training courses, and documentation to ensure that your bird remains healthy and is well cared for.

Our team of avian veterinarians provides the latest in quality care and can help with:


General health check-ups including dietary or husbandry discussions

Wing clips

Beak trims

DNA and surgical sexing

Soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery

Behaviour analysis and discussion

Blood and faecal analysis

Advanced diagnostic imaging (x-rays, ultrasounds and CT)

Experienced, highly-qualified team with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in dealing with all types birds

High-tech laboratory and the latest equipment, including onsite surgical and anaesthesia facilities

Patient Story

This little baby Galah came in to see our Murdoch team due to a wound that was present on its neck. The little galah had what is known as a crop fistula, whereby a hole had formed in the crop leading to ingested food oozing out onto the lower neck region. This condition generally requires surgical debridement and repair. 

The Galah was anaesthetised and we are pleased to report that surgery went very well, and the little baby galah went home that same afternoon.

There are a number of causes of this condition including thermal burns from over-heating hand-raising mix, accidental puncturing from a crop tube, infection as well as traumatic injuries.

Baby galah
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I had my guinea pig Dasher booked in for castration and microchipping as part of the Hop Start Package and the staff there were very friendly, insightful, professional and helped to calm my nerves about the surgery. All went really really well and Dasher is loving his new food. I highly recommend them.

Neek Dianne Blackburn


Absolutely exceptional, every team member I encountered conducted themselves with absolute professionalism, compassion and care, and should be commended for their awesome work especially with the changed conditions they have had to accommodate for during COVID19.

Couldn’t recommend highly enough.

Thank you for going above and beyond to make the loss of our little man Winnie (ferret) as peaceful and painless as possible.

Angus and Bec


I cannot thank Dr Kelly and her staff enough for taking such great care of my 2-year-old Blackmoor goldfish ‘Pepper-Potts’.

Removing her eye has given her back her quality of life, she is a very happy girl again. Incredible knowledge, experience & great love and care was given, thank you so very much. 

💙Pepper-Potts & I love you all

Megan Michelle


I can’t speak highly enough about the team of vets and vet nurses who saved my baby weiro when he was very close to passing away. The service and care have been exceptional from the very start! Outstanding communication, phone call follow-ups, prompt replies to emails, extremely professional, so caring and empathetic. They really are just AMAZING at The Unusual Pet Vets.

A very special thank you to Dr Luke, who has been so committed to saving my little bird from day one and holding onto hope for him. My family and I are so thankful for you and your team for all you have done for him and for his ongoing care and treatment. You guys are awesome!

Milly Milloy


We are so happy to have now found our bird Buddy a fantastic vet service. The service we received from Dr Kelly and her team from start to finish was so welcoming and friendly. 

Cass C


I have been taking my python to Dr Josh since I got her 5 years ago. He is always very compassionate and goes through everything in great detail. In the beginning, I asked a LOT of questions and he always made time to answer as soon as he could. The new clinic is fantastic, and I know my animals are 100% safe and comfortable whilst there.

Madhra Bradley


Always a pleasure visiting unusual pet vets. They take good care of our birds and answer any of our questions with in-depth responses. I have seen Dr Sam a few times and it’s obvious he loves his job and the animals he treats, and I’m sure all the doctors are the same. 10/10 thanks so much!

Alex Hamilton


Fantastic care as always for our bunny with gut stasis. They called to bring our appointment forward to make sure that he received any necessary care as quickly as possible and gave us great information about the problem and the follow-up care and treatment. So reassuring to know that you are in expert hands.

Jessica Scott


A wonderful clinic that accepted an adorable, yet dazed Eastern Yellow Robin after it flew into my window. It was such a relief this service was available on a Sunday afternoon before a public holiday. Such commitment to preserving the wellness of our beautiful native wildlife must be commended, we’re so fortunate to have these dedicated saints.

Nina Pearman


Absolutely the best vet, they are so caring and dedication to their job. I cannot recommend them enough. Thank you.

Joshua Charles Fowler

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Nearest vet for your pet

  • Perth
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane

Location of the unusualpetvets



59 Erindale Road
Balcatta, Western Australia 6021
Phone: (08) 6318 5333


Unit 6, 170 Murdoch Drive,
Murdoch Western Australia 6150
Phone: (08) 6117 7440

Location of the unusualpetvets


210 Karingal Drive
Frankston, Victoria 3199
Phone: (03) 8738 3210

Location of the unusualpetvets


62 Looranah St,
Jindalee, Queensland 4074
Phone: (07) 2104 9499


91 King Street
Buderim, Queensland 4556
Phone: (07) 5353 6090

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