Last Updated on by Mitch Rezman
LL (G2MomPerson) asks
Is there a smaller micro-chip available for smaller birds like a Goffins Cockatoo or Cocktail?
I asked my avian vet & she wasn’t aware of a smaller chip for smaller birds/animals.
If there is a smaller chip, what is it called & who makes it?
Chloe, our G2, is an over preener, thus my concern about her “discovering” a larger chip & wanting to “remove” it.
Any & all info is appreciated.
Chloe G2’s MomPerson
ps…Love having brunch w/you each Sunday!
Hi G2’s MomPerson
Thank you for your kind words.
I have seen a seasoned parrot rescue worker micro chip several tiels.
I’ve also seen my avian veterinarian drain 25 g of fluid from our tiels abdomen weekly for 12 weeks due to Ascites without hitting an organ or piercing the abdominal wall.
Point is that a tiel can be chipped but I would be concerned about the “over preening” issue with your G2.
At the end, of the day it would be a decision between you and your vet.