Physical Exam Form


 

Owner
Bird’s Name
Type of Bird
Color
Sex

Pertinent History

Examination

Head: Eyes
Cornea
Eyelids
Pupillary response
Cere (color)
Nares
Tongue
Mouth
Beak
Larynx
Respiratory sounds
Ears
Neck: Crop
Thorax: Sternum
Musculature
Respiration
Depth
Rate
Auscultation
Abdomen: Distance from sternum to pelvis (5 mm is normal in a Parakeet)
Palpation
Vent
Legs
Feet
Nails
Wings
Feathers
Skin

Examination of the Cage

1. General level of sanitation?

2. Husbandry:

Correct cage size?
Proper accessories?
Is cage safe?
Any painted surfaces?
Toys safe?
3. Perches: Diameter
Surface
Cleanliness
Height in cage
4. Droppings: Number
Consistency
Color
Odor

5. Diet: What is the bird eating?

Vegetables?
Supplements?
Fresh?
Fruits?
Greens?

6. Grit: Size and amount?

7. Cuttlebone: Used?
Oystershells present?
Dishes (water, feed, treats):
Are mites present on: Cuttlebone band?
8. End of perch?
Is cage cover frayed?
Feathers on floor: Molting?
Excitement?
Mirrors: Signs of regurgitation?

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