Diseases Gouldian Finch

Quickly recognize a disease in the Diamond Gould is important to treat it properly. You should note that, in general, birds hide symptoms of disease as it is a defense mechanism that ensures their survival in their natural environment.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

If you do not have a diagnosis issued by a veterinarian, based on symptoms is the appropriate alternative treatment. The following list of diseases is a quick reference guide based on symptomatology, but whenever we can, we treat a disease based on a diagnosis issued by veterinarian.
First we must pay attention when we observe that physical appearance or behavior change.

Generic symptoms

Changes in physical appearance: Does not molting, ruffled feathers, drooping wings, bumps on the head, development of a wart or sores, caseous abscesses under the skin, inflamed joints or footpads, black point on the abdomen of chicks, bloody peaks.

Changes in behavior: Closed eyes, vocalization stops or becomes quieter, decrease in consumption of water and food, apathy, depressed, little or no movement, the fact of being always maintained on one leg, the sudden increase in mortality.

We must also be careful with any other symptoms not as generic.

Specific symptoms

In respiratory diseases.

Symptom: cough, sneezing, gurgle, obstruction of the nose, abnormal lacrimation, crusty eyes, wheezing, excessive rubbing of the peak, oral secretions from the nose or eyes.

In gastrointestinal diseases.

Symptom: Persistent watery diarrhea, drinking large amounts of water, regurgitation of food or water, diarrhea with blood or mucus, clammy nostrils, weight loss despite normal eating, loss of muscle mass, decreased appetite, change in color or consistency of the droppings.

In reproductive diseases.

Symptom: Hatchability of eggs, impairment of fertility, decreased egg production, dead chicks into the egg, Chick early mortality, smelly or wet nests, stunted growth and death of chicks.

In neurological diseases.

Symptom: The turn of the head and neck, fall to one side or the other, unable to rise, paralysis.

The cares

When we have a Gouldian finch sick, we must isolate without delay in a proper cage, such as a nursing cage.

Nursing in a cage we make sure to provide proper care without interfering with the rest of the Gouldian finch we have that potential disease is not spreading to the rest.

If possible, we must put a heat lamp as it provides heating and facilitates the production of antibodies.

Make sure you have enough food and water in their cage. Provide normal combination of seeds.

Once installed in the cage nursing, administer the appropriate treatment.

Diseases Gouldian Finch

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