Common diseases

On the following pages I have described some of the most common diseases. However, the list is not complete, there are many other diseases.

Make sure to watch your birds carefully each day and take notice of any changes:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Drowsiness
  • Trouble breathing
  • Trouble sitting on the perch (e.g. sitting in the bottom of the cage instead of perch)
  • Changed color or texture of droppings

If you know how your parrot looks under normal conditions, you should be able to see if something is wrong – if so please contact your vet as soon as possible!

If you have the slightest suspicion that your parrot have some health issues I strongly recommend that you visit your veterinarean as soon as possible because some health problems can quickly develop to a fatal outcome.

Photo: Grey Parrot with PBFD. 
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