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Most common disorders of Amazon Parrots

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  • Behavioral
  • Obesity
  • Respiratory signs (sneezing, runny nose, swollen eyes)
  • Vitamin A deficiency
  • Discolored feathers
  • Lethargy, weakness
  • Chlamydiosis
  • Bacterial diseases
  • Tumors
  • Sores on the feet or in the mouth
  • Blood in the droppings
  • Feather picking
  • Cloacal protrusions
  • Egg-binding
  • Exposure to toxins

The most common disease conditions in Amazon parrots are often the result of malnutrition. Visiting your avian veterinarian for routine health checks will help prevent many of the above diseases and support you in having a long, satisfying relationship with your Amazon parrot. For help in finding an avian veterinarian in your area, contact the Association of Avian Veterinarian.


Credit: Used with permission of the Zoological Education Network.
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