January 16, 2019 By Adam John 0

Health & Common Conditions of parrots

Parrots that are fed healthy food in proper portions, live in a clean, safe environment with plenty of room for exercise, and get plenty of interaction with their owner or other birds of their species enjoy the best chance at a happy, healthy life. Of course, not everything in life can be controlled, and genetics can affect the potential for some

list of some of the health concerns that parrots face are given below. Some are caused by nutrition issues, some by viruses or bacteria, others by parasites, some are injuries, etc. Consult with your avian veterinarian to learn which ailments might affect your feathered friend, signs to watch for, and whether you can do anything to minimize risks

Calcium deficiency

Avian polyomavirus

Vitamin A deficiency

Psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD)

Vitamin B deficiency

Respiratory infection

Obesity Psittacosis

Fatty liver disease


Beak malocclusion

Proventricular Dilatation Disease (PDD)

Trauma from accidents


Feather picking Chronic

egg laying

Tumors, goiters, and other conditions related to an all-seed diet Hemochromatosis

Mites (air-sac, scaly, feather, red)

Toe-tapping and wing-flipping muscle spasms