• Sep 19, 2019
Parasites at parrots – one of problems which owners of these birds can face. Parrots, as well as other pets, can suffer from defeat by parasites. The parasites living on a body of a live organism, including a parrot are called ektoparazita. And, unfortunately, house feathery pets not an exception in it. Most often symptoms of diseases are shown at decrease in immunity and a stress.

Parasites at Parrots of a Photo

the Scabby tick — the most widespread parasite at a parrot

the Most widespread disease connected with ektoparazita at wavy and some other parrots is кнемидокоптоз (a scabby tick). Most often the open sites of skin deprived of feathers — a voskovitsa, a beak, paws, eyelids and area of a foul place are surprised. Ticks of the sort Knemidocoptes gnaw through the courses in skin, causing to a bird an intolerable itch and a stress. Sometimes sites of skin under feathers are surprised and the parrot can begin to crack till it bleeds covers or to begin to be plucked.

Symptoms of infection of a parrot with a parasite scabby tick

Unfortunately, symptoms are noticeable already at initial stages of defeat — whitish porous outgrowths appear. Over time the beak is deformed, the bird can lose phalanxes of fingers. The diagnosis is made on the basis of capture of analyses (scrapes).

Treatment of a parrot for a scabby tick

Treatment of this disease quite simple and at initial stages not long. The struck bird needs to be isolated from others, in a cage and places where the bird spent time out of a cage it is necessary to carry out disinfection by means of acaricide medicines.
as Very effective medicine was proved by aversektinovy ointment which can be bought in a vetapteka. Ointment is accurately applied on the struck places once in five days before disappearance of symptoms. It is also possible to use vaseline oil which is on sale in usual drugstore. However, treatment by this medicine will be long as it is necessary to process a bird every day and oil is not so effective.
Should note what it should be processed a parrot accurately, without getting on feathers and into eyes.
Exist also other ways of treatment.
At treatment needs to increase immunity to the pet. It is possible to apply synthetic vitamins, to diversify a diet, to increase length of light day.

How to process a cage at infection of a parrot with a parasite a scabby tick

Wooden objects from a cage needs to be removed as pincers can remain in wood and again infect a bird. Poles need to be established plastic for the period of all treatment. The bird should not be let out from a cage before disappearance of all symptoms.

Parasites biting lice at a parrot

One more parasitic disease at parrots is called маллофагоз (biting lice). It is caused by parasites of the sort Mallophaga who are nourished by scales skin, blood, a lymph and also gnaw through feathers.

Symptoms of infection of a parrot with parasites with biting lice

the Bird strongly is nervous, constantly scratches, there are defeats of feathers in the form of pro-lines. Because of an itch the parrot can also begin to rasklyovyvat skin and to be plucked. Infection occurs at contact with a sick bird. The diagnosis is made on the basis of a research of the struck feathers.

Treatment of infection of a parrot with parasites with biting lice

Treatment needs to be carried out by insecticidal medicines. Sick birds it is necessary to isolate and process a cage. For prevention of this disease, it is necessary to place great demands on hygiene, to support recently acquired birds separately on a quarantine, not to allow contact with wild birds.

the Parasite an ochinny tick at a parrot

the Ochinny tick or сирингофелез is caused by a parasitic tick of Syringophilus bipectinatus. Parasites live in ochina of a feather of birds, getting through an opening in the feather basis there. These pincers eat a lymph and exudate. Therefore most often strike only the grown feathers.
the Incubatory period lasts about 3 months.
Infection occurs through contact with a sick bird, from parents to baby birds, through a laying and stock.

Symptoms of infection of a parrot with a parasite ochinny tick

Symptoms of defeat can be visible even at baby birds not left a nest yet. Most often at the infected birds large feathers break off (swing and tail), the feather which further again grew is deformed, in the ochena it is possible to see dark contents, the feather becomes fragile, dim. The bird tests an itch and can begin to samooshchipyvatsya, grows thin. The diagnosis is made by the veterinarian on the basis of analyses of contents of an ochin of a feather.

Treatment of infection of a parrot with a parasite ochinny tick

Treatment acaricide medicines is appointed by the veterinarian as some of means are very toxic for birds.
Unfortunately, treatment quite long as it will be necessary to wait will not fade all struck feathers yet. Together with local treatment also the bird should fill the lost immunity by means of vitamins and the correct contents.

Parasites gamazovy pincers at a parrot

These tiny parasites especially bother the birds arranging the nests in holes, hollows or building the closed nests. These parasites, especially at contacting to wild birds also meet at parrots. Also it is possible to bring them from the street together with branches or other natural material. Ticks are carried by wind, previously having been fixed on easy motes.
Sometimes the hatching females at plentiful reproduction of pincers throw a laying and leave the hollow teeming with parasites. Practically there are always centers of pincers on attics where blue rock pigeons constantly nest. Red bird's pincers are most known.
Unlike lice, gamazovy pincers have no active ways of movement. But they can do without food (more than a year) long.
most often suffer From pincers the hatching females and baby birds sitting in nests. In the afternoon ticks usually hide in a laying and in other secluded dark places. From time to time ticks crawl over a bird and, biting into skin, suck blood. Some red pincers take root into eyelids and nostrils of birds.

Symptoms of infection with parasites with gamozovy pincers at a parrot

At a bird occurs loss of weight, the yaytsenoskost decreases, oppression, an itch of skin, wrest of feathers is observed.
Is possible development of dermatitis.
Continuous losses of blood even at insignificant quantity of pincers are deadly to baby birds.
the pincers which are Quickly moving on a body, having sucked blood, become red. Color of pincers changes depending on extent of assimilation and a stage of digestion of blood from red, dark red, dark brown to grayish-white.
make the Diagnosis on the basis of the given the anamnesis, clinical signs and laboratory methods of a research.

Treatment of infection with parasites with gamazovy pincers at a parrot

Treatment of the infected birds is carried out by means of the same means, as well as for fight against lice: acaricide medicines which are appointed by the veterinarian. An effective way of extermination of ticks — processing of the infected objects hot water.

How to prevent infection with parasites at a parrot

As well as at other pets, infection with parasites it is possible to prevent, following rules of hygiene and sending all new birds to a quarantine.
Everything, brought from the street, it is necessary to process and not to allow carefully contact with wild birds.
These simple measures of prevention will allow you to keep to the feathery friend health.

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