The main diseases of budgies: symptoms, treatment
Budgerigars have good immunity, proper care and good nutrition are sufficient conditions for a long and healthy life of a bird. But sometimes a pet can still get sick ... What are the symptoms of the main diseases of budgies and how to treat them?
A sharp change in temperature affects the budgerigar, and any draft can cause the disease. Therefore, the windows and windows in the room where the parrot lives must be closed. If the pet is still ill, your task is to provide first aid.
- Warm the bird with a lamp. A cell is curtained on three sides with a towel, and a lamp with a power of 40-60 watts is sent to the open side at a distance of 20 cm. Menthol oil (eucalyptus) can be used.
- Add a decoction of chamomile to the drinker, while the water changes at least once every 12 hours, since such a solution quickly acidifies. You can also add vitamin (ampoule) to the water or a few drops of lemon juice, in which case the water changes daily.
- Take inhalation with tea tree oil.
However, keep in mind that all this is just an auxiliary tool that can alleviate the condition, but not cure the parrot. Therefore, contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.
Ticks and other parasites
Parasites not only bother the bird, but can infect you and other pets. Therefore, do not drag a visit to the veterinarian.
Parasites come in several forms:
- Tracheal tick. The parrot often throws its head back, wheezing and labored breathing, it spits up food and coughs. If the pet is not treated, it is likely to die from suffocation. Be sure to put the patient in a separate cell and strictly follow the recommendations of the veterinarian.
- Red bird tick. The skin of a parrot becomes gray, an inflammatory process occurs on the mucous membranes and muscles. If left untreated, the bird may die.
- Scabies mite. It affects the paws, waxen and beak, the bird suffers from incessant itching and combs the affected area until the blood. If the disease is started, the beak is deformed, and fingers and even entire limbs can be lost.
- The parasitic worm. They live in the gastrointestinal tract. The parrot is losing weight, becoming apathetic. In addition to treatment, quarantine may be required.
- Pooh-eater. The parrot is constantly scratching itself, and if you carefully examine the bird, you will notice dark small dots (about 2 mm in diameter). In addition to processing the parrot with special drugs, you will need to disinfect the cell.
Vitamin deficiency leads to serious consequences: convulsions, anemia, rickets, death of embryos, inflammation of the eyelids. Your task is to provide the bird with proper and balanced nutrition. However, do not get carried away: an overabundance of vitamins can also lead to sad consequences. Follow the recommendations of specialists.
This is an infectious disease caused by salmonella - E. coli. Be careful - this disease is dangerous for humans!
- Diarrhea (litter - greenish-orange, sometimes with an admixture of blood).
- General exhaustion.
- Blue beak and limbs.
The treatment is prescribed by the veterinarian, as a rule - this is a course of antibiotics. Unfortunately, treatment is not always effective: a parrot can die. Therefore, the best way to fight the disease is prevention. Add vitamin mixtures to the feed.
A vaccine for salmonellosis has also been developed.
A metabolic disorder can cause an excess of uric acid, as well as salt in the blood. The disease is insidious, since the initial stage has no pronounced symptoms, and it is easy to start.
- Whitish nodules around joints and tendons.
If the disease is started, the pet may die. Gout can also become chronic, and this form is difficult to treat.
Prevention: providing a parrot with high-quality, complete food.
Remember the main thing: if any alarming symptoms appear, you should contact your veterinarian as soon as possible. Procrastination in this case is literally like death. Are you ready to risk the life of a pet?