How to know if my parrot has parasites

Although parrots are very resistant to diseases, they can sometimes have parasites, like most animals. According to the area of ​​the parrot where these parasites act, we can distinguish between internal parasites and external parasites . In .com we give you the keys to know if your parrot has parasites and what kind, to be able to act correctly and fight them.

Internal parasites

When we speak of internal parasites, we refer basically to intestinal worms and to a type of protozoa (microscopic parasites) called coccidia.

Both are quite frequent; in fact, parrots that live in freedom usually have a certain number of these parasites in their intestines without causing symptoms.

The first sign you will notice, in the case that your parrot has internal parasites, is diarrhea. In cases of diarrhea, excrement appears less solid, with reduced consistency.

External parasites

The external parasites that can affect parrots are mainly mites .

In any case, they are less frequent than the previous ones, except in parakeets.

When it occurs in parrots, nervousness, signs of itching and sometimes falling feathers are usually noticed.