The Lovebirds

The Lovebirds
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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Giardia Infection in Lovebirds

Lovebirds can't escape from this dreadful disease of Giardiasis.This can also be classified into Zoonotic Diseases in Lovebirds.

The main symptom of this disease in your lovebird is feather plucking. Once you noticed feather plucking, you should immediately seek an appointment from an Avian vet. The stools of the lovebird should be examined thoroughly to rule out the infection of giardiasis.

Other symptoms
  • Depression
  • Anorexia and weight loss
  • Lethargy
  • PICA
  • Acute chronic or recurrent diarrhea
  • Scratching in flank and legs
  • Oregano - an European herb used to treat this condition by sprinkle on your food each day or follow package directions
  • Anti- protozoal drug therapy

Remove water bowl frequently and clean the same immediately.sundry the water bowl daily to avoid reinfection. If possible train your lovebird to drink water from water bottle inside the cage.