Sick birds are hard to avoid during the care and nurturing process. Especially in the fall, the rate of infected birds increases. In autumn, the difference between day and night temperatures is quite large. If the birds are not properly protected, they will get sick. At this time discovered the beloved bird in the house appeared moody mood, certainly sick.
1. Symptoms when the bird is sick
After the fall, the thermal amplitude of the day is quite large. The birds reared in sedentary, physically weak cages, their ability to adapt to sudden cold and heat. Resistance to disease decreases. At this time, birds raised in cages are very susceptible to colds. Ease of pneumonia, bronchitis, rhinitis, conjunctivitis, keratitis …
After the bird has a cold, ragged feathers. Even ruffled, standing still, breathing hard, and coughing, eyes closed and constant wheezing. At first, the mine rubbed its fur, drowsy. The hoarse voice even lost its voice, the reaction was slow, the nostrils were clogged with thick fluid, so breathing through the mouth.
2. Disease prevention measures for birds
Strict prevention of all causes of disease. For newly purchased birds, it is compulsory to observe isolation. An appropriate amount of antibiotics should be added to water and food for prevention. With birds dying of disease, they should be destroyed in a timely manner. Then disinfect all cages, farming equipment and infected areas.
In the care of everyday birds, care should be taken not to let the birds suffer from cold winds. Especially when new feathers are changed or the birds are sick. At this time, the body is still quite weak, so it should strengthen care. With powdered soft food, it should enhance egg yolk, fish meal. In hard foods, you should increase the three-grain seeds … Try to eat less refined. Improve nutrition, enhance resistance.
For birds with colds it is best to be discovered in the early period. Farm owners can observe symptoms and treat them early. Touch the lower part of the wing and the thigh with your hand to see if it is hot or not. Determine if there is a fever, to give the corresponding medicine. If the sick bird has a self-grooming condition that proves effective treatment, the disease has changed well.
3. Treatment for colds
Detecting sick and isolated birds early. Should arrange warm, sunny direction, avoid wind, during treatment. Try to maintain a room temperature of about 25 ° C. Use alcohol wipes to clean the nose and let the birds breathe. If the nose is blocked, wipe the nostril with cotton swab or napkin. Use 1% Ephedrine solution for nose drops.
For birds with severe colds, one-tenth of Sulfonamide antibiotics can be used. Or Oxytetracycline, Chlortetracycline, Tetracycline are okay. After crushing, mix it into food, twice a day. Use continuously for 3 days. If you have anorexia, you can use a syringe to pump water into your mouth. But pay attention after the bird has swallowed action, then continue to avoid choking on the windpipe.
The common cold may also need no medicine. For small, medium and large sized birds such as Salangane, LoveBird parrot, and Parrot … can be fed with hot pepper. Or adding a few drops of grape wine or a little white sugar to drinking water is also too effective for treatment.