Sexing

It is often not possible to identify a bird’s gender soley on physical appearance, with the exception of a few bird breeds that are sexually dimorphic. Knowing your bird’s sex is a vital piece of information for your veterinarian, especially if your bird is sick or unwell.

There are specific conditions or diseases that occur in males versus females.
We can perform DNA sexing for gender identification using a single drop of blood. This sample is easily and safely obtained from a vein with minimal stress to your bird. The results are available in approximately 3-4 days and the results are extremely reliable.

Glen Erin Animal Hospital
Monday8:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 7:00pm
Friday8:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 3:00pm
SundayClosed
 
   
Meadowvale Animal Clinic
Monday8:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 7:00pm
Friday8:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 3:00pm
SundayClosed