Parrots are birds that have a fairly fast metabolism. Due to the accelerated metabolism, a variety of infections, getting into the body of a bird, spread too quickly. The problem with a parrot disease is that the variety of symptoms sometimes makes the diagnosis of the disease very difficult. For the diagnosis, a number of studies and analyzes are carried out with the bird. In most cases, a parrot is given a blood test, a stool test, a smear and scraping. In budgerigars, their diseases and treatment should be diagnosed and carried out only in a veterinary clinic. In some cases, due to the similarity of the external symptoms of many diseases, bird owners begin to self-medicate. In most cases, this only leads to a waste of time and death.
The main signs of a parrot’s health problems are: refusal to eat, the parrot does not bathe for a long time and does not clean feathers, sleeps in a pose with emphasis on both legs. In some cases, the bird begins to develop discharge from the eyes, ears and beak. Violations of the stool are observed – it becomes too thin. If you notice at least one of the listed symptoms in your pet, you must immediately isolate the bird from the remaining parrots and consult a veterinarian.
If the parrot sneezes, shakes in a chill and there is a discharge from the nose, this is a symptomatic picture of a cold. A parrot could get sick due to very cold water, the presence of a draft in the cage, swimming in water at a low temperature. With colds in budgies, the treatment of the disease must begin with warming the bird. To do this, use a lamp that is placed above the cage. The air in the cell should warm up to a temperature of at least 30 degrees. A good remedy for treating a parrot with a cold is inhalation. A container of hot chamomile tea should be placed near the cage.
Poultry may feel unwell due to the lack of vitamin and mineral elements that the parrot receives from the feed. One symptom is the presence of peeling beak. Carefully inspect the parrot for any damage to the body. If there is nothing unusual, the treatment is carried out by active bait of a parrot with food rich in vitamins and minerals. You can also give the bird a mashed shell from boiled eggs, place a piece of chalk in the cage. To prevent the occurrence of other diseases on the basis of weak immunity, it is better to consult a doctor, and treat the cell itself with a strong solution of potassium permanganate.
In the presence of peeling of the beak, active plumage falling out and covering the paws with a crust, most likely the parrot picked up a tick or a gnat. The first thing to do is disinfect the cell. If the parrot has a tick, the treatment is carried out using the Neostomazan medicine, which is used twice in ten days. To use this medicine, like other anti-parasite drugs, is not recommended on its own. The first treatment of the bird should take place in the clinic.
If diarrhea is found in the parrot, the treatment is carried out with a decoction of rice, which replaces the water, until recovery. Any wounds must be treated with peroxide. If a lipoma, or convulsions in a parrot, is found, the treatment is carried out exclusively by a veterinarian. Any treatment at home is carried out only after an accurate diagnosis and the advice of a doctor.