Recognizing Signs of Illness in Birds

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Weakness

The lethargic bird will display inactivity, weakness, and possibly an inability to perch, which means the bird may present on the bottom of the cage.

Signs of illness in birds are often quite subtle until disease is advanced. Fortunately, quite a bit of information can be gleaned from a detailed history and careful observation. View this brief slideshow for tips on the visual examination . . .


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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/