Deworming is very impotent for the birds and parrots. Worm is very common in every creature including birds. It enter in it body through many ways. Few common ways are:
Even if we wash the fruits vegetables before serving, still there is a chance that it would have worm larva in it
The plate on which the food is being served
Potty of outside birds , in case they come
From human entering in the aviary or cage.
There are 6 types of worms:
Common in birds, generally below 3 types of worms has been found:
Below symptoms can be observed in case birds needs deworming
Loss of body weight
Lower egg count
Available medicine, the main composition is Albendazole
Any deworming medicine is poisons, we have to be very careful and know the proper dose before we go for it. Dose depends on body weight.
Avoid summer season for this process. They might get in trouble in summer season , like hear attack. Better is before summer and after summer.
Process of Deworming:
Before 2 days of deworming process, it advisable to give liver tonic (Liv 52) 2 drops for each birds for 2 days
Then Deworming(like Zentel), 10 ml with 2 ltr water for 1 day (7 hr). Each bird would intake water as per their consumption.
We can directly give 1 drop to each bird, but it might be difficult to catch them and give the medicine directly. Better to follow the process mentioned above
Then next 2 days continue liv 52. For next 6 days continue multi vitamin like Vimeral.
Next dose after 6 month, same process to be repeated.
How to do the deworming:
Previous day evening, then entire cage has to be cleaned up and no food or water to be left.
On deworming day the water mixed with medicine has been provided at around 8.30 am in the morning after 10 min rest food or seeds to be provided. This would bring them the best effect.
No fruit or vegetable to be provided on that day. Only dry fruits or seeds would be best.
Keep the medicine water for 3.30 PM then replace it with fresh water