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So you do not quarantine your birds ... FANTASTIC - WELL DONE - You have now just added the risk of infectious diseases to your other birds / flocks ....

Want to know what you may have just caused Have a look !!!

 

 

 

Bumblefoot

Then there is ..

Scaly Face & scaly Mites

Mites

French Molt

PBFD

 

 

These are only the visual diseases that you have just entered into your flock

then there are the ones that you can't see

 

MEGABACTERIA - CANKER - CHLAMYDIOSIS - WORMS & COCCIDIOSIS

 

So next time you tell me that a bird has died when you haven't Quarantined Do NOT expect ((HUGS)) from me

you have been told to quarantine for that reason

BIRD OWNERS THAT LOVE THEIR BIRDS WILL QUARANTINE !!!!

 

- Now the whole Vet thing - A pet is apart of your family, When your sick you go to the Dr don't you !!!

Why deny your Budgie that too!!! Just because it is a $10 Bird doesn't mean that it will be a cheap bird for the rest of it's life - If you can not afford a vet bill GO WITH OUT A NEW PAIR OF SHOES OR A SHOUT AT THE PUB!!!!!

 

HEALTH IS NO1 PRIORITY FOR HUMANS WHY DENY THAT TO OUR PETS

Edited by KAZ

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Good aticle Neat :rolleyes:

There are so many out there that dont understand the reason for quarantine, which is normal - I didn't even think about quarantine before I joined BBC! Education is the key and well done for showing what can happen if quarantine is not completed.

 

There is also:

 

Psittacosis

 

Psittacosis is a serious infection of birds and humans which is caused by the virus-like bacteria Chlamydia psittaci.

 

Most birds have been exposed or may carry the disease but in this state it does not cause any problems and they are not contagious. However, Psittacosis may become highly contagious (it is spread by the air or by the droppings) from bird to bird and even from bird to man when stressful conditions prevail.

 

 

MEGA (Megabateria)

 

Megabacteria has been spoken of a lot in the last few years. It is a diseases that may well be present in most bird rooms but will remain undetected unless it is diagnosed by a Vet. Megabacteria is an organism that lives in the intestines of an infected bird.

 

This may be present in the aviry but only some of the birds will have problems:

SOME SIGNS:

The bird in the first stages show no symptoms at all, but as the infection progresses the bird will look ill, fluffed up increase in appetite. It will also start to lose a lot of its body weight., over a 12 month period, Looks like it is eating But it isn't occasional vomiting, Poo may be enlarged and frothy with some seed or even blood in it.

On examining the bird you will be able to feel the breast.

Separating and treating the bird with the general antibiotics will have little success in killing off this bacteria.

 

TREATMENT

MEGABAC-S and it can be obtained from Vetafarm. MEGABAC-S comes in either capsules or in powder form and should be placed in the drinking water for 10 days

As with all infections extra attention should be placed on hygiene within the aviary.

Edited by **Liv**

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I agree ! LIV i see it this way if you don't quarantine you don't CARE!!!!!

 

It is much better to understand why with a visual image!

 

 

 

So to all of you out there - if it is to gross to look at GOOD! imagine that in your cage / aviaries

Edited by Neat

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and to all those who do the OOOPPPPS....TOO LATE ....THEY ARE IN TOGETHER NOW excuse.

 

seperate them and quarantine not only the new one but the existing ones as well !!!

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Also by quarantining your new one. If you discover a disease on that bird, you only have to treat that bird. That equals less harm done, less suffering, less money to spend on treatment and less of a chance of you becoming infected.

 

Hey, I'm sorry I haven't written that article ;) . I will get onto it sometime. Life is quite hectic at the moment. :P

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Great Added info SW -

 

Exactly - Being smart and quarantining will save you money and time in the long run

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Summer is almost here - The heat is out ....

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Thought I would also add that in some areas quarantine forms part of the government guidelines for captive birds. This is what is used by the RSPCA to assess complaints, etc and while it is unlikely they would ever prosecute the average person with one or two birds there are actually hefty fines for non-compliance including not providing adequate quarantine!!

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that's a really interesting point... I'd never thought of it as a legal responsibility... like caring for children.

 

Good parents don't neglect clothing and feeding their children cos they've "only got one or two", so why would pet owners neglect basic welfare strategies cos they have "only got one or two"!

Edited by CaspersRose

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I never used to quarantine my birds and I had alot of losses, I did not even know what quarantine was. But when I joined this forum I was informed about it and now I have only had one budgie pass away since... and that was due to stress/heart problems.

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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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with quarrantine i dont get whether you are ment to put the bird in a seperate cage alltogether and monitor its health or put it in a small cage inside an avairy and monitor and for how long do you quarrantine.????

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with quarrantine i dont get whether you are ment to put the bird in a seperate cage alltogether and monitor its health or put it in a small cage inside an avairy and monitor and for how long do you quarrantine.????

 

This should explain for you C.S.B :emoticon112:

 

 

http://forums.budgiebreeders.asn.au/index....showtopic=18548

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with quarrantine i dont get whether you are ment to put the bird in a seperate cage alltogether and monitor its health or put it in a small cage inside an avairy and monitor and for how long do you quarrantine.????

Well in a cage inside an aviary is near other birds. Quarantine is minimum 5 metres away and in another room.....seperate air space. Not near any other birds.

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