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An unclean environment is a perfect breeding place for all sorts of germs that can make your parrot ill.
Here are 6 diseases that may affect your parrot:
Beak and Feather Syndrome:
Symptoms of this disease include abnormal growth of feathers in your parrot. In such a condition, you will find the beak of your parrot dusty and dull. Cockatoos and budgies are most commonly affected by this disease.
This causes a particular growth in your parrot’s mouth/throat. Though this is usually not fatal, it may block your parrot’s throat and vent areas forever.
E-coli infection can be detected by the “look” of your parrot’s droppings. It will most likely look similar to diarrhea and give out a bad smell.
Gout is the aftereffect of the calcification of the kidneys. This is specifically a diet related problem. Initial symptoms that must make you alert, are slight dehydration and frequent regurgitating of your parrot. Blue and Gold Macaw babies commonly fall prey to this disease.
It is an airborne disease that may lead to pulmonary infection. This causes fever, cough and chest pain in your parrot. Dirty utensils, remnants of parrot droppings and damp conditions are favorable to the growth of this particular fungus, known as Aspergella.
This is a bacterial infection that gets transmitted to other birds via feather dust and dried feces. Even human beings can catch the disease. And if not treated properly, it can become lethal.
All of us are aware that prevention is better than cure. It’s not that difficult to make a better place for your bird to live in. A few simple things need to be done. And it’s only a matter of a little vigilance, that’s all …
Birds are very sensitive to the environment they live in. Therefore, you must not only be careful about cleaning the cage but also about its placement. Correct placement takes off a lot of mental anxiety for the bird.
Extreme Temperature - Remember not to leave the cage out in hot or cold weather conditions. Especially, when the bird is molting (loss of feathers), it’s prone to diseases. Keep it away from the strong gusts of cold wind.
Taking your Parrot to the vet - It is very important to prevent your parrot from catching a disease when it goes for a visit to the vet. So, it’s better to make an appointment early in the morning, so that your bird is treated before other sick birds enter the place.
Avoid all contact with other patient parrots and their respective owners. Use a clean towel during check up. Watch like a hawk if the vet has washed his hands thoroughly before examining your parrot. And if he hasn’t, politely ask him to!
By now you must have acquired sufficient know-how on how to prevent your bird from falling sick. Also, you know the basic tips to take care of your ‘sick’ bird.
But you can’t determine the exact problem with you bird, all the time. So, consulting your vet is best and you must find an effective person for this.
When it comes to the well being of your bird, do not take chances.
These are some of the diseases that may be caused due to poor hygiene conditions. You can avoid them by giving your bird clean and healthy living conditions.
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