Ask Lafeber


July 22, 2021

Budgie tests

At an annual exam my vet does a CBC and fecal gram stain on my budgies, should there be additional tests given the small amount of blood that can be taken on a small bird?


Hi Jane,

The CBC is enough and if the Vet sees a potential problem, they might schedule another appointment for additional tests as indicated. A lot of tests can be run with a small amount of blood, and new technology is becoming available.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,


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