Common Skin and Feather Problems Of Birds

 

Species

Pathogen

Budgerigar

Cockatiel

Cockatoo Spp.

Lorikeet

Canary/

Finch

Feather mites

(not usually significant)

Very common

Very common

Common

Common

Common

Knemidokoptes

(scaly face mites)

Very common

Uncommon

Rare

Rare

Very common

Psittacine Pruritic Polyfolliculitis

Common

Uncommon

Rare

Rare

Uncommon

PBFD

(Beak & Feather)

Common

Very rare

Very common

Common (may be carriers)

None

Polyomavirus

Common

Common

Occasional

Occasional

Common

Behavioural feather picking the chest

Common

Very common

Very common

Occasional

Occasional

Feather Cysts

Uncommon

Rare

Rare

Rare

Very common

Uropygial gland infection/tumour

Very common

Common

Occasional

Rare

Common

Bumblefoot

Very common

Common

Occasional

Occasional

Very common

 

 

 

 

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