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How to maintain a disease free group of parrots

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by Dr Neil A. Forbes BVetMed DipECZM(avian) FRCVS
It is no great deal to acquire and maintain a single healthy parrot, but acquiring and maintaining a group of healthy parrots is an entirely different matter.

Carefully select apparently healthy birds from a reliable source, (i.e. a trustworthy keeper whose stock can be assured to be healthy), where there is a proven genuine reason for sale. If at all possible it is prudent to select all birds from one source, in this way, as long as the keeper has all the birds you require themselves and is not buying in birds to make up the group, disease is less of a risk. One has to accept that many birds will be carrying ‘sub clinical’ (i.e. not apparent) disease or infection, which when stressed (e.g. change of ownership, husbandry, etc.), will become an active disease. However birds from one source are all likely to have been previously exposed to the same diseases, and as such re-exposure to the same bugs is less likely to be an issue.

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