Parrots are very funny and playful pets. They spend the whole waking time in motion. They chirp near the mirror, fly, have fun with toys.
The feathered activity and curiosity develops into an attachment to a person. In most cases, a person answers the bird in the same way, receiving a lot of pleasure from spending time together. Beautiful cells, unusual toys, various islands of entertainment – all this makes it possible to observe her playful behavior.
But one day the owner notices a sharp drop in the playful mood of his pet. The bird loses its habitual activity, for a long time it can sit on the perch or the bottom of the cage, with a crack of it. If we exclude diseases, then the state when the parrot has frizzled is a feature of his pastime.
During sleep, the parrot deliberately increases the volume of plumage for greater retention of body heat. During the rest period, all physiological processes slow down, and the body loses precious heat. After awakening, the bird returns to active life again.
Diseases – the cause of the scruffy look
Unfortunately, very often a dry condition is accompanied by additional symptoms of the disease. At this point, it becomes clear that changes are taking place in the pet’s body, the result of which is a decrease in body temperature. If the parrot has frizzled and sleeps, there is only one conclusion – the pet is sick.
Having found alarming signs, in order to avoid neglect of the disease, it will be necessary to identify the cause and proceed to the treatment of the parrot. A study of the symptoms and laboratory tests will give a complete picture of the disease. If there is no possibility of going to a specialized clinic, then the treatment rests with the owner.
Causes of poisoning can be various factors:
- Poor feed and water with a possible defeat of bacterial and fungal infections;
- Foods prohibited by parrots for consumption;
- Accidental eating of indoor poisonous plants by a bird;
- Chemical poisoning: aerosol substances used by humans in enclosed spaces;
- Intoxication obtained as a result of direct contact with poor-quality feeders, drinking bowls and toys made using toxic materials;
If the parrot has frizzled and vomits, this is obvious poisoning.
Symptoms of poisoning are vomiting, the appearance of seizures, a change in the concentration and color of the litter. With severe intoxication, a coordination disorder may occur. In some cases, trembling and paralysis. It is very important to notice such a problem at an early stage and immediately begin treatment.
At home, the first thing to do is to air the room. Fresh air is provided, especially in cases of chemical poisoning. Liquid adsorbent drugs are used using a pipette or medical syringe. These include Enterosgel, Polyphepan or activated carbon.
Thick preparations, as well as activated carbon, are diluted with purified water to the state of liquid sour cream. Using a syringe, 2 – 3 drops are instilled into the corner of the beak. After each drop, make sure that the parrot swallows it.
Laxative drugs are used. You can use a fresh decoction of flax. Laxative may cause mild upset. To prevent dehydration, the bird needs constantly clean water. If she refuses to drink, then forcibly drink 3-4 drops in her beak.
If you refuse food, then complementary foods are made through an insulin syringe with a baby dairy-free porridge. The feeding procedure is performed every 2 to 3 hours. The amount of porridge depends on the type of parrot.
The homeland of parrots, in most cases are hot countries (Africa, Australia, South America). Any, even seemingly short-term, ventilation of the room can cause a cold in a bird. The temperature regime must always be observed, depending on the type of parrot.
- frizzy appearance;
- lethargy and lethargy;
- lack of playful and active mood;
- the appearance of panting or shortness of breath;
- mucous discharge from the nostrils;
- Sagging of the tail of the bird is almost vertical.
If the parrot has frizzled and trembles – a clear sign of a cold. In this case, the bird may refuse to eat and water.
During treatment, the temperature in the room should not fall below a minimum of 22 degrees Celsius. For additional heating, artificial heat sources are used. Thermal procedures are carried out for an hour, with an interval of three hours, 3-4 times a day. Avoids overheating of the feathered.
The water in the drinker is replaced with a solution of chamomile with its periodic replacement up to 3 times a day. In a solution, you can add 3 drops of honey and lemon juice to 50 ml. With a runny nose, inhalation will be required. With a strong course of the disease, antibiotics are used. All dosages and treatment time are signed by an experienced specialist.
Of course, it is better to entrust the adoption of measures to recover your pet to an experienced veterinarian. Qualified care in case of illness is necessary. If for some reason it is not possible to bring the pet to the clinic or if the clinic itself is not there, you will have to provide a friend with independent assistance. You can use the Internet resources by providing the forum with information about common symptoms of the disease with photographs of a sick bird. An absolute attempt at self-medication, without professional advice, can lead to irreparable consequences.