Is There A Smaller Micro-chip Available For Small Birds?

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 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.


Find more about microchipping here




Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground.Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care.He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis.He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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