Inquired about a vet being able to clip my Parakeet's beak as it had become to long. They stated that they could do that. Upon bringing in my Parakeet (6 years of age) I also asked about clipping his wings. The attendant then asked if I wanted them to clip his talons as it was needed.
I said okay.
They charged me $12.41 for clipping one wing and another $12.41 for the other one, total of $24.82. In all the bill was $46.08.
Upon leaving my Parakeet seem to get upset and began screeching. He calmed down some in the car and then started up again. I drove with my left hand while trying to calm down the bird in the cage to my home. He seemed to be
having some kind of attack, jerking and heart pounding terribly.
I carefully watched the bird, tried to give him drops of water and even kept in my spare room with me all night. Unfortunately, he passed on at 9:15 am. If the vet didn't really know what they were doing, they shoulc have never attempted to do it. My Parakeet was healthy and happy when brought in for a routine clipping of wings, talons and they did say they could do the beak. When I called them to inform them of what happened, they stated they would tell the Vet. No one ever called to say sorry. The Vet had little concern for the pet at all as the attendant stated to me. She said the bird would be okay. Well, let me tell you, I love all animals and after this episode with them, I wouldn't take another animal to them for anything, not even in an emergency. I care to much about animals. They seemed not to care at all.
Their STATEMENT of Treating Your Pet Like Family is a crock. Sorry for the length, I am pissed. I lost a very healthy and loving bird.
Product or Service Mentioned: Banfield Pet Hospital Pet Medical Service.