And a little bit on the diseases of parrots
Often found in parrots respiratory diseases. Their cause may be drafty, cold, cold water, extreme temperatures and contamination from other birds. Having picked up a cold, a parrot, and the person begins to sneeze, to cough, it even appears cold! Acute and chronic bronchitis and pneumonia – results of untreated colds. These diseases are characterized by inflammation in the bronchi, a sick bird begins to breathe heavily, she appears moist rales and secreted by the mucous fluid.
Not to run cold, you can try to treat your parrot with warm up. If the bird you have not one, then in order not to infect the others, the "patient" must be planted in a separate cage. Next to her usually put an infrared lamp (if there is no infrared, then use a conventional, desk lamp). This is necessary for the temperature in the cell to rise to 30-35 degrees. It is necessary to stay in a special cage under parakeet heating for about 5 days.
For the treatment of bronchitis and pneumonia apply vitamin C 0,001-0,002 1 time a day for two weeks with honey, jam or other tasty food. In particularly difficult cases, veterinarians prescribe antibiotics and sulfonamide preparations. Occur in all species of parrots and eye diseases. They arise because of negligent pets, the presence of harmful gases in the air (ammonia, hydrogen sulphide, tobacco smoke, etc.), the lack of feed in the diet rich in vitamins, and, first of all, vitamin A.
When a bird gets sick, her eyes fester, of them shed tears, and eyelids are heavy. With eye diseases can be combated in the following way: wash the eyes with boric acid solution (100 ml clean boiled water, add 3 g of boric acid and stir thoroughly) twice a day until complete recovery. Well after washing eyes with this solution add 1 drop of 0.5% alcohol solution of vitamin A (in 100 ml of boiled water add 0,5 ml of the alcoholic solution of vitamin A).
Try to keep your parrot clean, give varied and nutritious food, particularly the wheat germ and fresh herbs. If the parrot cage is small in size, they misplaced perch is not bent sharp twigs, the birds can get injuries from simple bruises to fractures. Most often, the birds are bruises in different areas of the head, as it can hit the grid window.
With bruises without damaging the skin, there is inflammation, which itself passes after a while. Fractures are much more serious. They can be complete when the bones diverge at the site of the fracture, and incomplete - with cracks in the bones. When the fracture is closed, the limb hangs in an unnatural position, and a swelling appears in the fracture region. With a full open fracture, soft tissues are damaged and the wound bleeds severely. The place of incomplete fracture swells and hurts, so the bird can make sounds, which can not be ignored.
Of course, it is best to take the pet to the vet, but if this is not possible, you have to take action themselves. When bleeding you need to carefully inspect the wound, clean it from dirt and to stop the bleeding with a cotton swab moistened with hydrogen peroxide. After that, it is important to put the broken limb in normal position and apply at 10-15 days bus from two thin sticks with a plaster cast. At the turn of the wing with scissors cut off all the feathers, bones, wing combine as they should be, and fix the wing with cardboard and thread. "Injured" in the diet necessarily include cottage cheese, calcium and phosphorus, so that the bone fused better.