Imagine a bright, cheerful singing companion free from canary disease.
Introduction to common canary disease...
plus treatment information.
As always...prevention of a disease is the best way
to keep your pet canary singing.
*Clean Living Conditions
*Plenty of Exercise
*Good Company...That's you!
Of course, Prevention is never 100%
effective. Once in a while
you may end up with a sick canary on your
hands...regardless of the quality of canary care given.
When that happens you'll need to know what to do...
Fortunately for the canary owner there are not a lot of canary
illnesses that we have to worry about. One or two birds kept
in your home will not be subjected to the plethora of canary illness
that might be found in a large aviary or in the wild.
None the less...
Pet canaries do get sick. Bacterial infections, viral
infections, and general ill health can certainly become a problem in
the "caged" environment so you want to take every precaution possible to make sure your canary stays healthy.
Most of the time, though, it can be very difficult to know what,
specifically, is ailing your little friend.
Typical symptoms of a sick canary are...
And many more.
This is where your knowledge can drastically increase your bird's life span.
When your canary gets sick, he'll use every bit of energy he has to hide that illness. Knowing how to spot the subtle symptoms of a sick canary is one of the most important things you can do.
And it's very simple to do once you discover the easy-to-learn signs.
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Treatments for canary disease can vary, of course,
depending on which disease your canary has. You'll find info on the
most used treatments below with each of the diseases listed but...
You won't always know what disease your canary
has contracted-->It's always
best to see a veterinarian...More on that in a minute.
If you can't
figure out what canary disease you're up against...
You may still get good results by treating for a...
Without knowing specifically what canary disease
your bird has, you'll have to treat for general ill health.
This is risky. Canaries can get sick
and die within a few hours. The poor things are highly
susceptible to infections.
Visiting an avian vet is ALWAYS the best option...if
you can afford it.
Relying on self diagnosis may result in unnecessary
suffering or unfortunate death for your canary. On the other
Canary breeders diagnose and treat canary disease
themselves all the time. Do they ever have a canary die
because they made the wrong diagnosis? Yes. I'm sure of it.
Is it worth the risk?
So you need to decide for yourself the value of
home-treating your canary.
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Preventing disease in your canary and
keeping him healthy is your most important task as a bird owner. It's not difficult though. A little knowledge goes a long way.
The most common canary disease problem is...
It is estimated that over 90% of pet canaries have the canary
disease known as mites.
Mites are tiny creatures no larger than the smallest
pin head. Yet when they number in the thousands they can wreak havoc
on your canary's physical health...and emotional attitude. Plus...
They carry other diseases that may make matters
worse AND that can be spread through out your aviary--if you have
more than one bird.
There are basically four kinds of
mites, and therefore, four symptoms to look for...
Feather mites feed on, not only decaying feather residue, but some will
actually burrow into your canary's healthy feathers to find food....they
may be munching away at your bird right now!
for more info on saving your birds feathers.
...are the most common mites and the best known. They are the
vampires of the mite kingdom-->Sucking your canary's blood at night
then going into hiding at daylight...
for more info on red mites.
Similar to mites, lice can multiply until your canary
suffers and dies from anemia. Although not as much a problem
as mites, be aware of how lice can make your bird sick...and ugly.
Click here to
learn how to keep your pet bird free of lice.
...or Enteritis is a common canary disease problem. The sure signs
of stomach problems are...Click here for more on stomach problems.
Tape worms are nasty creatures that settle in your birds gut
Click here for more on tapeworms in your canary.
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...is a terribly consuming canary disease caused by the Trichomonad Protozoa.
Don't let this terrible disease get your canary down.
here for more on Canker.
COLDS AND RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS...
...Just like you and I, your canary can catch a cold.
Respiratory Infections--or Respiratory Disease--can be caused by...
Click here for more on respiratory infections.
...is a canary disease that can be very lethal. It is
estimated that over 80% of canaries that get the virus will die.
for more on canary pox.
Canary molting is not really a disease or illness but it can wreak
havoc on your canary's system if he doesn't have a good diet and
more info on the annual molt
It's also possible for your canary to go into a molt when he's NOT supposed to. Off-season molting lowers your birds immunity to dangerous levels.
Smart ways to fight the off-season molt.
"A healthy canary is a nimble, cheerful bird with
tight plumage, bright eyes, a hearty voice, and a healthy hunger!
There are no mites on it; it sings with the joy of life; it stands
high and proudly on its feet and is a picture of activity".
Mathew M. Vriends
If your canary does not fit the above description
you should start looking for symptoms of disease and illness.
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