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Aspergillosis In Birds

Aspergillosis In Birds

17 Oct / 2016



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What is aspergillosis and what causes it?
Aspergillosis is a respiratory disease of birds caused by the fungus Aspergillus, which is found almost everywhere in the environment. Aspergillosis fumigatus is the most common species of the fungus to cause disease, although Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus niger, and others can also cause problems. Aspergillus grows readily in warm and moist environments. The microscopic spores of the fungus become airborne, and poor ventilation, poor sanitation, dusty conditions, and close confinement increase the chance of the spores will be inhaled.
Usually, the fungus does not cause disease, however, if a bird does not have a healthy immune system, it can cause illness. Predisposing factors include other illnesses, stress, poor nutrition, poor husbandry or unsanitary conditions, another injury to the respiratory system (e.g.; smoke inhalation), and prolonged use of certain medications such as antibiotics or corticosteroids. The combination of the number of spores in the environment and the presence of predisposing factors determine which birds are most at risk of disease. Aspergillosis appears to be more common in parrots and mynahs than other pet birds.

9 Ways To Protect Our Bird From Illnesses

9 Ways To Protect Our Bird From Illnesses

26 Jun / 2015



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1.    Good hygiene – regularly clean the bird cage and the appliances in it. The cleaning must be accomplished minimum twice a week . 
2.    We mustn't let our birds have contacts with wild or free – living birds, who are the main carriers of diseases and infections . 
3.    Do not put the bird cage exposed to draughts – the birds can catch a cold ,

6 things that we have to consider before buying a bird

6 things that we have to consider before buying a bird

27 Jun / 2015



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This is one of the initial questions which you have to answer.

How much space will the bird need?

Larger birds and even some of the small ones are very active physically and need big cages and space in which to play.

Is there any free time for the bird?

Probably this is the most important question. Birds are intelligent,

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