The Most Common Diseases in Parakeets
All animals suffer the risk of illness and they can suffer from illnesses which affect them to a greater or lesser extent. This is also true with parakeets, one of the most common birds in homes, which can be affected by various diseases and parasites. Whenever we see any symptoms in our pet, we should see the vet to diagnose what's wrong with the animal and to then administer the appropriate treatment. In this article on OneHowTo.com you can get an idea of the most common diseases in parakeets.
This occurs when the parakeet eats foods that have not been washed properly. The bird seems sad, turns a violet or purple color, develops a very relaxed crop with ruffled feathers and the bird then stops eating, but drinks quite a lot. The disease takes about 3-5 days to kill the parakeet. Unfortunately, it is incurable. To avoid this, feed your pet clean grain and well washed lettuce.
Chronic diseases characterized by difficult breathing are also common diseases in parakeets. This is a difficult disease to cure (sometimes impossible), but it usually does not cause death. It is important not to tire the parakeet, so it can breathe more calmly.
As in the case of humans, it is a inflammation of the bronchi with mucous then lining the airways. It can be produced from germs, dust, etc. It is necessary to separate sick birds from other individuals to avoid infection and place the ill birdie in a well-ventilated but draft-free area.
This condition is common in young birds because they are very vulnerable to this problem as they flit through the cage and eventually become paralyzed, and this prevents them from jumping and flying. It is an incurable disease.
This occurs when the small bones in the bird's wings or legs are broken. Generally, there are no complications, but a bad weld could leave the parakeet lame.
When parakeets are infected with this disease they become depressed. They stop singing. They keep their eyes closed and they breathe rapidly, among other symptoms. It will be necessary to isolate them, but unfortunately it takes very little for them to finally die.
These parasites invade and infest the very small under feathers of these birds because of poor hygiene. The main symptoms are ruffled feathers and the fact that the birds are restless.
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- If you believe that your parakeet is sick, take it to the vet.