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Common Diseases in Pet Birds and How to Detect Them

Discussion in 'Bird Health and Nutrition' started by santanu18, Aug 9, 2009.


  1. santanu18

    santanu18 PetForums Newbie

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    Often we are unable to detect illness in our pet birds because they are genetically programmed to hide them. This is because in jungles and the wild, if they display illness and disease they will be killed at once. It is survival of the fittest in the wild. Some commonly displayed symptoms are listed below and what they mean in terms of bird illness.

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    Diarrhea- If your bird has infection in the intestinal tract, because of bacteria or virus, there will be additional fluids in the stool. You must take the bird to a vet, because if the food is moving too quickly in the digestive tract, nutrients are not being absorbed. More over if the diarrhea is greenish colored, it is a symptom of metal poisoning or Psittacosis.

    Eye Discharge- Eye discharge is very dangerous and can lead to death of the bird. This symptom normally occurs in cases of Psittacosis. Psittacosis is highly infectious and can affect human beings too. Rush your bird to the vet and get other pets and members of the family checked too. If caught in time, it can be cured by antibiotics.

    Lethargy- Is your bird not eating properly or is inactive? There can be many causes for this and none of them good. The bird might be suffering some serious ailment like infection, heart of kidney disease or even cancer. Get your bird tested and treated at once.

    Loss of Appetite- This again is an outward manifestation of some serious internal problem. Birds are fragile and neglect of these symptoms can lead to death. Consult your vet, and follow his advise.

    Nasal Discharge- Commonly caused by dust, bacteria and even feather dust. Certain species like Cockatoos, Macaws etc produce a large amount of it. In case the discharge is colored and abnormal it is a normal clearing of respiratory passages. If it is colored, take the bird to a vet.

    Puffed Up Feathers- This is a normal reaction of birds when they feel insecure or threatened. But if the feathers are puffed up even when the bird is asleep it is an outward symptom of an internal disease. Take the bird to a vet.

    Vomiting- Birds often throw up during the mating season. Even so, check with your vet, just to play safe.
     
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  4. baljamin

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    The main problems regarding illnesses and diseases that affect pet birds is that birds tend to hide their weaknesses and also many pet owners do not know how to recognise when their bird is sick. By the time the average person realises that their bird is ill, it can often be too late for treatment. Birds have a natural ability to hide illness as this can save them from ill treatment by other birds and this can make it extremely difficult to identify symptoms in time.

    there are two main cause of disease are in birds are:

    Diarrhea and parasites are common causes of illness in birds while stress and even depression can badly affect birds. Polyoma affects chicks leaving them
     
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    Diarrhea- If your bird has infection in the intestinal tract, because of bacteria or virus, there will be additional fluids in the stool. You must take the bird to a vet, because if the food is moving too quickly in the digestive tract, nutrients are not being absorbed. More over if the diarrhea is greenish colored, it is a symptom of metal poisoning or Psittacosis.

    Eye Discharge- Eye discharge is very dangerous and can lead to death of the bird. This symptom normally occurs in cases of Psittacosis. Psittacosis is highly infectious and can affect human beings too. Rush your bird to the vet and get other pets and members of the family checked too. If caught in time, it can be cured by antibiotics.
    these are the some disease which can be detectable and cure them
     
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    nice information to share with every one, i m also a pet keeper thanks
     
  7. moorking

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    nice post according to the pet diseases the pet bird has lots of diseases you should vaccinate the birds regularly
     
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    Giardia is a common protozoal disease that causes a wide array of symptoms, including diarrhea, impaired absorption of nutrients and dry skin. Some affected birds pluck their own feathers in an attempt to relieve itching. Giardia can be treated with medication, but is sometimes difficult to cure.
     
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    Thanks for info. Its good to know!
     
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