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 and Brisbane. 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.

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 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!



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. 



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!



Amazing avian specialist vets who are just amazing with birds and really care about the work. Our parrots have all been so well looked after and we have absolute confidence and trust in the amazing and thorough work of these passionate and knowledgeable avian specialists! I can’t recommend enough!!



Every vet has been amazing, caring and have put in that extra mile. When Larry was in hospital, I received texts and videos, which was heart-warming. Thank you all – although the birds don’t show that they enjoy their visits and may scream the place down (lol), we all do appreciate it. XX



Dr. Kelly Giles had to deal with my bird and my birds overly emotional human. We love Dr. Giles and she is now our go-to vet. Very aware and compassionate to my bird’s emotional status, spent time chatting and comforting her. All other staff are lovely. Very compassionate, efficient and friendly. Lots of tissues for overly emotional humans! Keep up the awesome work guys.

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Nearest vet for your pet

Location of the unusualpetvets



59 Erindale Road
Balcatta, Western Australia 6021
Phone: (08) 6318 5300


The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University
90 South Street
Murdoch, Western Australia 6150
Phone: (08) 9360 2876

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

Location of the unusualpetvets


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

Additional Information

We’ve put together a collection of birds care and information sheets to help you feed birds properly, identify diseases that often occur, and how to generally care for your beloved pet.

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