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Bird diseases - the first symptoms


The first signs of disease in birds is manifested by changes in mood and general appearance, decreased appetite, changes in appearance and consistency of feces. Because in general, birds are very sensitive, even the slightest sign of illness should be taken seriously.

Changes in general appearance to diseased birds

A healthy bird is lively and active, has bright plumage and attached to the body, eyes are clear, wide open. Therefore, any change in these views can be considered a sign of disease. Thus, a sick bird plumage is shaggy, in disorder, no luster, body position is "gathered" the eyes are closed or half closed (as if the bird would be sleepy).

Mood changes from sick birds

Pay particular attention to toilet birds beak and plumage - this "ritual" cleaning day is a sign of health. If the bird does not feathers and beak cleaner, we can be sure that something is wrong. Also, no sick birds singing (and speaking parrots vobesc not), are less friendly or even become aggressive (pinch, to appear when touched) and try to hide in an area less likely to cage.

Changes in appetite from diseased birds

The birds peck their food healthy fast-moving and have a good appetite. When the bird's attitude towards food changes can be sure that we are dealing with a symptom of disease. Sick birds are generally scared - this is cause food refusal, partially or completely, especially if the condition of suffering is painful - for example, bird Literally, nibble food and then let it fall not swallow or do not even try to eat. It is good that the birds usually be supervised when eating, early signs of refusal for food do not go unnoticed.


Changes in appearance and consistency in bird droppings sick

Refer to the time any symptoms of a disease, it is advisable to observe the appearance, consistency, volume and frequency of excretion products from healthy birds. This is relatively easy to do, especially if you clean the cage with frequency, and if you give the bird a minimum of daily care. Any deviation from the normal parameters of feces (changes in color, consistency - too hard or too watery, volume - increased or decreased or frequency) are possible symptoms.

Changes in respiration in diseased birds

Any difficulty in breathing indicate a possible condition - breathing healthy bird is completely silent, without whistling or other sounds, regular and easy. Except where it is scared (if, for example, escaped from the cage and flew around the room before being caught), if the bird breathing difficult, loud or too fast you should seek medical help. We will also call the doctor and if the "voice" is changed or if the bird bird sneezes.

Other symptoms

Other signs of illness are any sores or scabs, and any reddened or discolored skin areas, bird in any part of the body (particularly noticeable on head, close eyes and beak, legs and claws). It should be noted that birds should not have "nodes" of fat or swelling.

Warning - if not the bird owner signs of disease in time and not take the necessary steps from the beginning, the disease may get worse and very often unnecessary treatments are started late - many poultry diseases are fatal.