How do you know if your pet canary bird is sick? Knowing and understanding the symptoms of sick canary bird is the most important thing you should know for your beloved pet bird.
If your canary bird shows symptoms, it is important to take action ASAP. If left ignored, the illness could worsen, leading the bird to die.
Symptoms Shown by Sick Canary Bird:
1. NOT nimble.
Canary bird is apparently not nimble and cheerful as it once was; it is sluggish, slow, and lethargic.
2. Loose Plumage.
Tight feathers indicates a healthy bird, thus loose feathers indicate the exact opposite. Your canary bird is chilled and huddled on the floor, trying to stay warm with all the feathers they have lost.
3. Dull eyes.
Watch out for dull, watery and partially closed eyes.
4. Hoarse singing voice.
Listen for a hoarse singing voice or if your pet is not singing at all.
5. Loss of appetite.
Canaries love to eat, so be worried if your canary doesn’t feel like eating at all.
6. Other symptoms include:
- nasal discharge
- tail bobbing
- excessive scratching
If your winged friend has demonstrated at least two symptoms shown above, your pet canary bird may have respiratory infections, intestinal and digestive illnesses, or even fatal disease.
If your pet canary has some or all the symptoms listed above, what do you do next?
- Of course, the best option is to leave the work to an expert – your local veterinarian.
However, if your local vet is unavailable or 10 miles away, this might not be the most convenient option. That being said, it is your responsibility to treat your bird.
Treat Your Sick Canary Bird
1. The first thing to do is to isolate your pet from your other pet birds.
This will prevent the disease from possibly spreading to your other birds. It also helps make the situation less stressful to your sick bird.
2. Provide ample food and water, and don’t forget to keep the bird warm by using a hospital cage or a ceramic lamp.
3. It is vital to have a bird first aid kit on hand at all times.
This includes antibiotics, vitamins and enzyme replenishment. You should have all the important medicines on hand rather than wasting time making a run to the pet store.
Remember, every second counts.