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Going Light – Wout van Gils

 

Early signs:

Often the bird can be seen puffed up at the bottom of the cage. Unfortunately this indicates that the bird has already become very sick and that successful treatment may no longer be possible.

Early observation, diagnosis and direct action are therefore paramount before the bird crawls away in a ball.  

These are : -

  1. 1)Watery eyes.
  2. 2)Bird spends more time at the seed dish.
  3. 3)Laboured breathing with tail bob.
  4. 4)Produces a squeaking/ rattling sound.
  5. 5)Pale beak and feet.
  6. 6)Pasted vent.
  7. 7)Ruffled feathers.
  8. 8)Soiled feet and nails.

 

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Catch the bird for any one of the above signs and check for the following:

 Rattled breathing

  • Enlarged liver or spleen
  • Intestines red and swollen
  • Sharp breastbone indicating muscle wastage  

Birds with recessive white factor may exhibit watery eyes and/or very pale beaks and feet.If any of the above apply the more experienced fancier can quickly make a diagnosis and commence treatment.Discontinue the use of greenfood immediately, transfer bird to an isolation cage and check for the following: 

  • Check your eggfood – is it becoming rancid.
  • Are birds exposed to dampness or draught.
  • Watery and sticky excretions

 

(to be continued)

. . . Tuin-huisje . . . Zooeasy . . . Quiko . . . Giantel . . . Bird shop . . . EdiaLux . . . J & J . . . Quiko . . . Easyyem . . . Heesakkers . . . Bird Suppply . . . Vogelvreugd . . . Elector . . . Houten kweekkooien . . . Vaesen . . . Comed . . . Kweekkooi.be . . . kaf o matic . . . Han Lucas . . .