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A Guide to Common Diseases & Parasites that Hamper a Bird’s Life


A GUIDE TO COMMON DISEASES & PARASITES THAT HAMPER A BIRD’S LIFE Birds are delicate and commonly get afflicted by variety of diseases. On having bird-feeding stations in the yard, people can often find ailing birds as they get easily attracted to a free meal. It is easy to strike out the diseased bird due to their abnormal growth, decreased energy level and outlook. There are four different diseases that affect feeder birds easily, namely avian pox, aspergillosis, trichomoniasis and salmonella. These diseases easily get transmitted from one bird to another while using feeding stations and also increase the transmission of lice and mites, especially when the feeder gets overcrowded.


SOME OF THE COMMON DISEASES THAT AFFECT BIRDS ARE Avian Pox is a viral disease that affects near about 60 different bird species. The disease gets easily predicted with symptoms such as formation of lesion on the unfeathered parts including eyelids, feet, legs, mouth and around the beak. In some cases, the disease becomes fatal as numerous sores around the eyes prevent the bird from hunting food. But in most cases, the virus gets recovered after a period of time. This viral disease spreads through mosquitoes bites and direct contact. Avian medications are available to cure this pox. Aspergillosis is again, a type of fungal infection caused by Aspergillus fungus. These organisms are found in the damp bird nesting materials or landfills and grow spores on the damp and wet seed mixtures. And inhalation of these spores into the air sacs causes bronchitis and pneumonia. This disease does not affect the ingestion of food, its symptoms include diarrhea, weakness and labored breathing.


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Medications for Birds | Glamorous Gouldians  

Birds are delicate and commonly get afflicted by variety of diseases. On having bird-feeding stations in the yard, people can often find ail...

Medications for Birds | Glamorous Gouldians  

Birds are delicate and commonly get afflicted by variety of diseases. On having bird-feeding stations in the yard, people can often find ail...

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