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First Dr's Visit!

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I just scheduled Fae for her first check up with a vet only ten minutes up the road from us who's name we found on the vet list. (Lucky us, right?!) She's going in next Monday, and I'm just curious if anyone has had any experience with this particular vet (*edit* removing name after returning from a less than pleasant visit ) or could give me a general idea on what do expect during this first visit?

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Well, we just got back from the vet's and I don't think we'll be going back. They don't seem to be as informed as I'd like. (i.e. Using a terry cloth towel to handle her whileher quills were flat back, and she was feeling mighty social. They also recommended adding bird food for a diet change, saying just cat food was a less than desirable choice) :shock: I've never heard of this. Seeds?!.... I think I'll be seeking a second opinion.

Otherwise, Fae was pretty good, considering everything. Some things just rubbed me the wrong way. I hope we can find another vet that I feel more comfortable with. Any suggestions in North East Ohio for next time? :|
I feel like I can trust the forum member's opinions better than this vet, so I'd like to ask about healthy weight?

When I brought Fae in they kept commenting on how small she is, how thin, etc. She's currently 320g and 10 weeks old. Shes quite the wheel-er, which I suspect is why she is not very rolypoly. She eats like a champ, and we never have had a problem with that. Is she underweight? Should I work to fatten her up? Or is this just their misinformed opinion?
Thanks everyone for the great support and information, as usual!

If the internet allowed it, I'd send you all little white coats with your names on them and stethoscopes! My vet has nothin' on you guys! :)
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