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Most Common Disorders of Macaws

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  • Aggression
  • Reproductive disorders
  • Feather picking and feather cysts
  • Oral and cloacal papillomatosis
  • Mutilation syndrome
  • Chlamydiosis
  • Proventricular dilatation disease
  • Bacterial and viral infections
  • Drug sensitivities
  • Allergies
  • Sunken eye sinusitis
  • Toe deformities in young macaws
  • Acne (ingrown facial feathers)
  • Respiratory infections
  • Malcolored feathers

Some diseases in macaws are the result of malnutrition. Visiting your avian veterinarian for routine health checks will help prevent many diseases and support you in having a long, satisfying relationship with your macaw. For help in finding an avian veterinarian in your area, contact the Association of Avian Veterinarians.

Credit: Used with permission of the Zoological Education Network.
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