# Recognizing Signs of Illness in Birds

## Introduction

Birds typically hide signs of illness, and many conditions produce very similar clinical pictures. These signs are often quite subtle until disease is advanced. Fortunately, quite a bit of information can be gleaned from a detailed history and careful observation.

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To cite this page: Pollock C. Recognizing signs of illness in birds. April 6, 2011. LafeberVet Web site. Available at https://lafeber.com/vet/recognizing-signs-of-illness-in-birds/