COMMON CONDITIONS BUDGERIGARS
Solid external tumours
Internal cancer. A common cancer affecting the kidneys or reproductive organs causes a unilateral (one-sided) lameness.
Cnemidokoptic mite (scaley face) infestation is a frequent cause of crusty dermatitis of the cere (area around the nostrils over the beak), face and feet.
Thyroid disorders such as goiter and hypothyroidism occur in budgies.
Diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes)
Chlamydiosis (Psittacosis) is a common cause of respiratory disease in these popular birds.
Hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver disease) is a problem that often causes death in this species.Usually on an all seed diet
Lipomas (fatty lumps and tumours)
Egg binding is seen with some frequency in pet budgerigars
Psittacine Beak Feather disease (PBFD)
"French moult" (PBFD and or Polyomavirus)
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