Most common disorders of African Grey Parrots

Most common disorders of African Grey Parrots
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  • Feather destructive behavior, such as feather picking
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Oral abscesses
  • Malnutrition, including hypocalcemia syndrome
  • Choanal atresia
  • Proventricular dilatation disease (PDD)
  • Chlamydiosis
  • Psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD)
  • Other bacterial, viral and fungal infections

Many common disease conditions in African grey parrots are the result of malnutrition. Visiting your avian veterinarian for routine health checks will help prevent many of the above diseases and support you in having a long, satisfying relationship with your African grey parrot. For help in finding an avian veterinarian in your area, contact the Association of Avian Veterinarians.

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