Avian Foraging Guidance

Birds of all shapes and sizes are popular as companion pets. But it is important to remember that, generally speaking, birds are still wild animals compared to the level of domestication we see in dogs and cats. Pet birds, therefore, still have strong wild instincts such as their need to forage for food. Our veterinarians can offer you guidance on how to foster your bird’s natural foraging behaviour so your pet bird can be healthy and happy.

We also recommend that bird parents watch the following video by M. Scott Echols, DVM, Dipl ABVP called “Captive Foraging.”

The Parrot Enrichment website is another good resource we recommend to our clients.



Location Hours
Monday9:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday9:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday9:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday9:00am – 7:00pm
Friday9:00am – 12:00am
Saturday9:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday9:00am – 5:00pm


Friday January 15th - 7 p.m. - midnight (After our regular clinic hours)

Saturday January 16th - 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. (After our regular clinic hours)

Sunday January 17th - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


If your pet needs emergency medical attention while we are closed, please call Campus Estates Animal Hospital at 519-837-1214. By appointment only during our regular business hours - Appointments start at 10 a.m.; drop offs and pick ups as of 8 a.m.