Diarrhea in parakeets - causes and treatments
The immune system of a budgerigar is very weak. Being a small bird, any infection can be fatal for parakeets. Diarrhea, for parakeets, is not itself a disease but a symptom of emerging diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi intestinal riniciilor diseases, poisoning, etc.. From healthy birds, the droppings were separated from the white black (the bladder). If the budgerigar has two parts are mixed diarrhea and bird refuses to eat. Diarrhea treatment is usually with my boiled rice boiled or chamomile tea or peppermint. Another great treatment is the antidiarrhoeal and antibacterial ramurelele willow. Diarrhea usually occurs in summer due to excess drinking water or food poisoning due to broken. But most times, diarrhea is a sign of disease and treated differently, depending on the condition that is associated.
Diarrhea can also indicate illness with tracheal worm. In this case, diarrhea is green and is accompanied by vomiting, trouble breathing and black-gray deposits on the beak. This condition is caused by parasite Trichomona gallinae, which is set in neck bird. They are usually affected with a weakened immune system perusii consequence of lack of vitamin A, stress or lack of hygiene.
Maw can be another health problem that can cause diarrhea in parakeets. In addition to diarrhea, weight loss is observed bird, lack of appetite and even worms in the stool. One possible treatment would be feeding parakeets with Oregano and Papaya, which apparently prevents limbricilor.
Psittacosis or "parrot fever" is a common disease in parakeets and can affect people. Diarrhea associated with weight loss, shortness of breath, disheveled feathers, runny eyes, sneezing and conjunctivitis are the symptoms of psittacosis. Perusii which often come in contact with other animal species are susceptible to the disease psittacosis, given that this disease is very contagious. Treating this disease is by antibiotics tetracycline or derivatives based on every 10 days. The antibiotic may be introduced into water or food for parakeets and treatment duration for the bacteria that causes psittacosis, called "Chlamydia psittaci" can live up to 45 days.
Diarrhea can be caused by stress, these birds are very scared of anything new. In this case, however, diarrhea is of short duration. When diarrhea persists for more than 1-2 days, the bird life is in danger because of dehydration, the loss of fluids. Also, the diarrhea and eliminate a large amount of mineral substances, which can lead to an imbalance in the body parakeets. Given the sensitivity of these birds, owners of parakeets must be very careful with their winged friends. For diseases, when parakeets, advancing rapidly, it is recommended, first, a visit to the veterinarian when diarrhea persists.