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We have a holistic approach towards the treatment of animals in our care.

We look at the whole animal for example its diet, husbandry, environment and not just its presenting symptoms.

The majority of problems are caused by incorrect  diet & husbandry.

At Currumbin Valley Veterinary Surgery we place a great emphasis on the education of our clients to make them more aware of the special needs and requirements of their pets.

One of the local king parrots waiting for someone to come out and give him breakfast
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post Another sad story about irresponsible people- a Little bantam rooster was dumped on Currumbin Creek Road about 8 months ago-myself and other people in the Valley have kept a check on him and feed him - however we can’t catch ...
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post Nothing but the best for the animals hospitalised and boarding at Currumbin Valley Bird, Reptile and Exotic Veterinary Services. A healthy and thriving veggie garden provides a lot of the food used for our patients and boarders.

The frame around ...
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post All of our dry, inland Australian parrots (budgies, cockatiels, cockatoos, galahs) love fresh grass seed- grass seed is plentiful in spring and summer- however it is seasonal- the grass that is plentiful at the moment is paspalum- here’s an example ...
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post All pet birds enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. However birds in cages should never be left unattended outside. Predatory birds (currawongs, magpies, crows, goshawks etc) treat small birds in cages on balconies, verandas or patios, as “hors d’ouevres”. Especially ...
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post We are in the middle of paralysis tick season on the Gold Coast, South east Queensland - it is not only cats and dogs that are affected- birds can also succumb. Usually birds can groom ticks off their bodies, however ...
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post We are constantly seeing pet birds suffering from the consequences of unsuitable “hacked off” wing trims. If a bird’s feathers are cut so short that they cannot fly complications occur. New,growing blood feathers are unprotected, birds crash land and injure ...
High winds have caused power outage in Currumbin Valley- phone lines down- phone our mobile 0400317713 for veterinary assistance
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post Trying to catch some photos of Eric, Stanley and Boris for mum and dad - but they won’t stay still- anyway they are sending a cheeky Cheerio
Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet added 3 new photos.
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post Birdlife Australia is an organisation that helps save threatened birds from extinction- they have just released their Christmas catalogue with wonderful gift ideas- instead of purchasing “stuff” and “things” for presents (that nobody wants or needs) - you can purchase ...
Just posting this for Facebook followers- maybe some of you can help reunite Raymonde with his Amazon

Good day,
We have lost our Green Amazon’s Parrot on the 10th October.
His name is Rico. He escaped from
Middle street Labrador.
...
Gino, a little female rat treated in hospital for a leg injury- she recovered very well considering that she is an old rat - rats are not long lived animals they are old at 1.5 - 2 years of age ...

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One of the local king parrots waiting for someone to come out and give him breakfast
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post Another sad story about irresponsible people- a Little bantam rooster was dumped on Currumbin Creek Road about 8 months ago-myself and other people in the Valley have kept a check on him and feed him - however we can’t catch him - when I went to feed him the other day a second young rooster had been dumped!!! Why don’t people go to the RSPCA or the Animal Welfare League if they have unwanted animals?
Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet added 2 new photos.
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post Nothing but the best for the animals hospitalised and boarding at Currumbin Valley Bird, Reptile and Exotic Veterinary Services. A healthy and thriving veggie garden provides a lot of the food used for our patients and boarders.

The frame around the garden supports a fitted mesh cover to protect the crop from insects. We don’t use sprays for insect control we are totally organic.
Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet added 6 new photos.
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post All of our dry, inland Australian parrots (budgies, cockatiels, cockatoos, galahs) love fresh grass seed- grass seed is plentiful in spring and summer- however it is seasonal- the grass that is plentiful at the moment is paspalum- here’s an example of two types - finches also love fresh grass seed-seeding grass provides excellent and nutritious foraging and behavioural enrichment for pet birds
Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet added 2 new photos.
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post All pet birds enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. However birds in cages should never be left unattended outside. Predatory birds (currawongs, magpies, crows, goshawks etc) treat small birds in cages on balconies, verandas or patios, as “hors d’ouevres”. Especially in spring when they are raising their chicks. When a predatory bird swoops an unattended cage, housing pet birds, there is no protection or shelter for the pet. Terrorised, they flap uncontrollably about the cage and the predators peck their wings, legs and head through the bars of the cage. Little Skittles was the victim of a predatory bird attack. Her leg was pulled through the cage bars. Her leg was “degloved” (skin pulled away from muscle) and she had tendon and ligament damage to her ankle. She was a lucky bird with caring owners. Dr. Peter was able to surgically repair the damage and fit a cast to immobilise the leg during the healing process. She was fitted with a collar to stop her chewing the cast.
Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet added 4 new photos.
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post We are in the middle of paralysis tick season on the Gold Coast, South east Queensland - it is not only cats and dogs that are affected- birds can also succumb. Usually birds can groom ticks off their bodies, however they can’t reach ticks that attach to their head or neck. Ticks that attach to the top of a bird’s head don’t affect them very much as there is limited muscle and blood supply. It is when ticks attach to the areas that have good blood supply such as neck or jaw muscles that birds suffer the full affects of tick paralysis. Mei , a Cayuga duck, had two engorged ticks removed from her face and neck. She was severely affected- unable to vocalise, walk or swallow. Fortunately, she responded well to treatment and after 5 days was able to go home.
Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet added 3 new photos.
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post We are constantly seeing pet birds suffering from the consequences of unsuitable “hacked off” wing trims. If a bird’s feathers are cut so short that they cannot fly complications occur. New,growing blood feathers are unprotected, birds crash land and injure themselves. We correct bad wing trims by attaching feather extensions to the affected wing. Recently we had to attach donar feathers to Pickachu, a little Budgie, who had a “hacked off”, one wing trim that caused him to “cork screw” heavily to the ground. He is now a much happier, more confident bird who can fly , steer and land without mishaps.
Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet added 8 new photos.
High winds have caused power outage in Currumbin Valley- phone lines down- phone our mobile 0400317713 for veterinary assistance
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post Trying to catch some photos of Eric, Stanley and Boris for mum and dad - but they won’t stay still- anyway they are sending a cheeky Cheerio
Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet added 3 new photos.
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post Birdlife Australia is an organisation that helps save threatened birds from extinction- they have just released their Christmas catalogue with wonderful gift ideas- instead of purchasing “stuff” and “things” for presents (that nobody wants or needs) - you can purchase vouchers (ranging from $15 - $200) which donate money to various projects that save and create bird habitats
Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet added 4 new photos.
Just posting this for Facebook followers- maybe some of you can help reunite Raymonde with his Amazon

Good day,
We have lost our Green Amazon’s Parrot on the 10th October.
His name is Rico. He escaped from
Middle street Labrador.
Has anyone seen him or handed him in???

Sincerely.
Thank you,
Raymonde
Gino, a little female rat treated in hospital for a leg injury- she recovered very well considering that she is an old rat - rats are not long lived animals they are old at 1.5 - 2 years of age - Gino is 4.5 years old !!!

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