Diarrhea in budgerigars occurs not only due to poisoning, but may also indicate the development of infectious, invasive diseases. The root cause of diarrhea in the budgerigar can be determined by the shape, color, and consistency of bowel movements. If the parrot has diarrhea, do not leave the problem unattended. Prolonged diarrhea leads to intoxication, dehydration, exhaustion, and if you do not start treatment, do not help the pet, a fatal outcome is possible. Consider the main causes of intestinal upset, as well as what to do and how to treat diarrhea in wavy men.
Causes of Budgerigar Diarrhea
Recognizing that a bird has diarrhea is quite simple by the nature of its bowel movements. Feces acquire a watery liquid consistency. In the litter with diarrhea, there may be foam, a large amount of mucus, particles of undigested food, bloody substances (clots, threads, interspersed). Feces can have a sharp unpleasant odor, green, dark brown, white or yellow.
Important! Diarrhea in birds is not a separate disease. Indigestion in most cases develops against the background of any systemic pathologies, viral-bacterial, parasitic diseases.
The main causes of diarrhea in worms, Corella parrots:
- viral infections, bacterial, parasitic diseases;
- goiter inflammation;
- food allergy, poisoning with toxins;
- invasive diseases;
- a sharp change of scenery;
- acquired, congenital diseases of the digestive tract;
- an excess of green feed in the diet of feathered pets;
- neoplasms in the intestine, other organs of the digestive tract;
- violation of hygiene rules (dirty cell, poor indoor climate);
- unbalanced, poor-quality diet.
Frequent stresses, nervous strain, poor-quality moldy feed, violation of the feeding regimen, a sharp change in the type of food, contaminated drinking water, a lack of vitamin A, calcium in the body very often provoke diarrhea in feathered pets.
The parrot vilifies in chronic pathologies of the liver and kidneys. Note that in budgerigars, the cockatiel has a very delicate gastrointestinal tract, and poor-quality feeds most often lead to the development of various systemic pathologies and disrupt digestion processes.
Poisoning, which is always accompanied by vomiting, severe diarrhea, can be caused by chemicals, toxins, moldy grains, rotten fruits, vegetables, and even some domestic plants.
It is worth noting that indigestion of the stomach can be triggered by prolonged use of certain medications. So, after antibiotic therapy, beneficial intestinal microflora dies, which takes part in the digestive processes.
Symptoms of Diarrhea
If the parrot has diarrhea, in addition to the liquid watery stool, the behavior of the feathered pet changes, the general condition worsens. The intensity, nature of the clinical manifestations of diarrhea largely depends on the underlying cause, which provoked an upset stomach.
Important! The nature, consistency, frequency of bowel movements, their color may indicate a possible cause of diarrhea in birds. Liquid feces is a sign of not only diarrhea, but also polyuria.
Clinical signs of diarrhea in worms, Corella parrots:
- lethargy, apathy, depression;
- yellow, yellow-green, white, lemon droppings;
- decreased appetite, refusal of food;
- contaminated feathers near the cloaca;
- vomiting, regurgitation of food after eating;
- sudden weight loss, exhaustion;
- enlarged goiter (with inflammation);
- increased thirst.
With diarrhea, the parrot looks untidy. The bird sits on the perch or at the bottom of the cage, having cracked, does not show interest in the outside world, does not respond to external stimuli. On closer examination, prolonged diarrhea causes cloaca to become inflamed, and in females the oviduct.
Black droppings indicate internal bleeding. White, dark brown, yellow diarrhea in a parrot is noted for viral and bacterial diseases, infections. If the stool contains a lot of foam, mucus, undigested food, perhaps the pet is infected with worms.
Gray, with a bluish tinge, white liquid feces is a sign of pancreatic disease. Liquid green, light brown droppings are noted in case of poisoning, deficiency of useful trace elements. Diarrhea in a cockatiel, a green budgie also occurs with dysbiosis, after a course of antibiotic therapy. Bright lemon, light yellow color of the litter indicates pathology, liver disease.
Prolonged diarrhea prevents the absorption of beneficial nutrients that come with feed. Diarrhea leads to dehydration, intoxication, severe weakness, and causes exhaustion.
Important! If the budgerigar has diarrhea and does not start treatment in time, indigestion can cause the death of a feathered friend. Diarrhea, which lasts more than 24–38 hours, is a great threat to both the health and life of a feathered pet. What can be done if the bird has an upset stomach, an ornithologist will tell you.
If the parrot often goes to the toilet with liquid droppings, diarrhea depletes the bird’s body, provokes functional and systemic malfunctions in the work of internal organs and systems. In addition, prolonged diarrhea contributes to the stretching of the muscles of the sphincter of the cloaca, which may eventually fall out.
Any uncharacteristic symptoms, changes in behavior should alert owners, breeders of budgies. If you care about the life and health of a feathered friend, do not self-medicate. Consult a veterinarian. Uncontrolled medication can cause serious complications and consequences.
How to treat diarrhea?
If the budgerigar has diarrhea, treatment should be prescribed by an ornithologist, on the basis of the main reason that provoked an upset stomach, loose stools in a feathered pet.
First of all, carry out cleaning in the cage, clean the feathers from dirt near the cloaca. With a group of birds, plant a parrot with an upset stomach from other feathered pets. It is possible that the wavy is infected.
Before you begin to treat diarrhea in a parrot, provide the sick pet with optimal conditions for keeping warm. Near the cage, the air temperature should be 23–25 degrees, but if bloody spots are noticeable in the litter, it is strictly forbidden to warm the parrot! Protect the bird from drafts, stress. Sharp loud noises, noise can provoke a nervous shock in a weakened bird.
If the budgerigar has diarrhea, exclude fresh herbs, fruits, vegetables from the diet. Clean feeders, drinking bowls. Give the bird only high-quality millet, grain.
If diarrhea is provoked by poisoning, but the budgerigar continues to eat, adjust the diet, exclude foods that could cause an upset stomach in the bird. Crush half a tablet of Karsil into powder and sprinkle them with food.
In case of poisoning, adsorbents (activated carbon, Smecta, Enterosgel, Polypefan, Enterodes) will help normalize the state of a feathered pet. Give your pet a warm broth of chamomile. You can also give a decoction of rice to a parrot, flax seed. To restore intestinal microflora, if the bird often walks with liquid droppings, probiotics and enzyme preparations (Linex) are used.
If the parrot has diarrhea, veterinarians often prescribe Vetom 1.1, the Gamavit immunomodulator at the rate of 0.5 ml per 50 ml of water. The duration of the treatment course is 5-7 days. Vetom is added daily to drinking water, 1 drop twice a day for 7 days. This tool has a pronounced bacterial effect, normalizes digestion, and gives a general strengthening effect.
If diarrhea is triggered by viral, bacterial diseases, infections, the veterinarian will prescribe complex antibacterial, anti-inflammatory drugs, symptomatic medications that will help cure the pet.
In case of infection of the budgie with helminths, endoparasites, systemic anthelmintic agents will be prescribed. Medicines are best diluted with water. You can mix in the feed if the bird eats it willingly.
Before giving the cure, read the instructions carefully. Follow the recommendations of the attending veterinarian. During treatment, try not to leave the parrot for a long time alone. The bird should feel caring, your love. Watch the bird closely, its behavior. If the condition worsens, if the therapy did not give proper results, urgently contact a veterinarian.