Canary diseases that effect the stomach
and digestive system are NO FUN!
must know what to look for regarding digestive problems in canaries
and how to prevent them with good canary care.
Your canary could get an upset stomach for a number of reasons...
--Imbalance of intestinal flora. If the bacterial balance inside the canary's digestive system ever gets
away from normal levels
he could develop an upset stomach. Canary health could really suffer
--Bacterial infection. There are scores of harmful bacteria that
would love to get inside of your canary and multiply.
--Old Treats...again caused by bacteria on the food.
--Extremes in temperature.
--Overeating or obesity. Are you feeding your canary cake
--Too much egg food or other high protein foods.
--sitting on the bottom of the cage with fluffed up
--heavy or rapid breathing
--listlessness. When a canary is listless it's pretty
obvious he's not feeling well.
Canaries are high energy birds.
When they get one of the many canary diseases it's pretty apparent.
And, of course, two tell-tale symptoms are...
Diarrhea can be a serious problem--resulting in
dehydration and malnutrition--if not dealt with quickly.
Stools will be soft or watery and sometimes
different colors depending on which of the canary diseases your
canary may have.
Reduce the amount of greens offered.
Feed him some dry uncooked oatmeal or
cooked brown rice...these may help firm up his stool. In
really bad cases some have used Pepto Bismol. One drop every 4 hours
directly into the mouth. Be very careful not to overdose.
If possible see an avian vet for severe cases. If your
canary has one of the major canary diseases the vet will know best what
The most important thing I do for mild cases is give him a
probiotic...which will help with virtually any stomach problem. More on probiotic below.
This is not as serious as diarrhea but still a problem to be
Pay attention to the quantity of bird droppings at
bottom of cage when he is healthy then...
Your canary might
Help loosen up the stool with...
a piece of apple
Get his system back in balance with...
For more on how to "LISTEN" to your canary's body language and how to recognize subtle symptoms see CanaryBirdLISTENING.com
As I said...Stomach problems could occur for a number of
reasons...all of which will be helped with a healthy dose of...
Probiotic is a natural treatment that contains
millions of tiny bacteria. These bacteria help your canary
digest his foods. Often a stomach problem is simply caused
by a lack of these good bacteria in his system.
Probiotic will help build up your canary's immune system
against canary diseases. That's GOOD canary care.
Caged birds are under more stress and get less
exercise than in the wild. High stress often means the
creation of an imbalance of bacteria in the digestive system.
I use probiotic regularly...even when my birds are
not sick. It helps keep everything in balance.
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It provides soothing relief for intestinal distress
and is a source of live naturally occurring microorganisms to aid in
healthy digestion and good canary health.
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