Birds can host endo– and ectoparasites and in the majority of cases they are not associated with clinical diseases. In captivity, in particular, this delicate host-parasite relationship can easily be disturbed and disease may result.

Worms (roundworms) infestations can give watery mutes, voracious appetite with no increase or decrease in weight.

The biting lice do not suck blood but feed on keratin (the substance feathers are compose of). They can cause irritation and damage to the plumage. Their numbers increase when a bird is in poor condition.

The sucking mites can not only cause skin irritation and blood loss but may transmit various parasites.
Treatment against endo-and ectoparasites is important for your birds health.

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