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Quarantine Practices For Everyone

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Here is the quarantine practices most show breeeders use

 

BUDGERIGAR QUARANTINE PROGRAM

The following list outlines the steps that should be taken to safely and effectively quarantine new arrivals to protect

your existing flock from potential infection.

1. EXTERNAL PARASITES (LICE AND MITES)

Spray or treat birds thoroughly with a recommended treatment before putting into quarantine.

2. INTERNAL PARASITES (WORMS)

Treat with an effective worm treatment program on the second day of quarantine. Treat for two days. All aviary birds

should be treated for worms at least four times per year.

3. CANKER

Treat canker with a suitable product of your choice. Treat for five days. There are a number of recommended canker

treatments available over the counter or you may consult your avian vet. Mix solution fresh daily.

4. COCCIDIOSIS

Treat Coccidiosis with a suitable product of your choice. Treat for five days. There are a number of recommended

Coccidiosis treatments available over the counter or you may consult your avian vet. Mix solution fresh daily.

5. MEGABACTERIA

Treat with a recommended medication for ten days. Mix solution fresh daily

6. NUTRITION

Supply extra vitamins, minerals, Probiotics and protein for the entire quarantine period.

7. QUARANTINE PERIOD

Quarantine your birds for a period of not less than 30 days. Always handle your own birds first, wash your hands with an

antibiotic hand wash, or wear disposable gloves prior to handling your quarantined birds. It is also advisable to wear

different footwear with the quarantined birds.

8. CAGES

Minimum size for budgerigars is 600mm x 450mm x 350mm.

9. POSITION

· Inside conditions; separate air space.

· Outside conditions; At least five meters from other birds.

10. PREPARATION

· Clean and disinfect quarantine cages.

· Place paper on the bottom of cage and change regularly.

· Wash and disinfect all food and water containers.

· Be careful not to carry droppings, feathers, or any other waste back into your existing aviary.

· Wash hands after caring for quarantined birds.

11. OBSERVATION DURING QUARANTINE. WHAT YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR.

· Prolonged inactivity.

· Eye or nasal discharge.

· Weight loss.

· Soiled vent or diarrhoea. Cages lined with paper make observation of droppings easier.

· Wheezing or gasping.

If any of these signs occur, separate the affected bird(s) from the other quarantined stock and contact your avian vet.

In the event of a disease outbreak, keep a record of dates the disease was first detected and the type of disease and

notify your club secretary. Do not allow other club members to come into contact with diseased birds and always

assume strict hygiene.

Do not sell - auction or trade diseased birds.

 

Note: Elly added to FAQ

Edited by Elly

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I am going to add this to our FAQ section if it is not there already, excellent Kaz

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Quarantine lessons for those that think budgies can go on visits and playdates with other budgies with no precautions taken.

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Very Good Kaz.

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Great information Kaz :hap:

 

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:huh: It seems to be a topic of discussion at the moment. READ THIS IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY!

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I was wondering about the order. Is it necessary to follow the set order?

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sure you can. It was designed by a very good breeder in WA and he is only too happy to share his knowledge with everyone

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sure you can. It was designed by a very good breeder in WA and he is only too happy to share his knowledge with everyone

 

 

okay thank you

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steps 3 to 5 do they apply to new birds? Because I thought you only treated them for these things step 3-5 if they had them or am I wrong.

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steps 3 to 5 do they apply to new birds? Because I thought you only treated them for these things step 3-5 if they had them or am I wrong.

 

See the answers in the topic you started about this.

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It does not matter WHERE you buy your birds or WHO you buy your birds from or WHAT they tell you about their birds.......

QUARANTINE IS A MUST DO THING

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:budgiedance: I think this is very relavant.

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Yeah, gonna get a few more. I think we'll end up with 4 in total... 2 boys 2 girls.

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Woo hoo Jimmy! I can't wait to see you with budgies again!

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