Roundworms in Birds

Roundworm in Birds

Gastrointestinal parasites can cause many problems in a bird’s stomach and intestines, but also affects the normal functions of other organs. Roundworms, in particular, are a type of parasite which affects the bird’s digestive tract.

 

Symptoms and Types

The usual symptoms of a roundworm infection are weakness and weight loss. Also, if left untreated, the roundworms can eventually obstruct the bird’s intestine.

Causes

Pet birds usually contract roundworms from wild birds, either from encountering these wild animals while being housed outdoors or from its time at a bird store (if it was brought from one). Infected birds can also transmit the parasites to its eggs.

wormed

Term used to refer to an animal to whom a deworming agent has been administered.

roundworms

An unsegmented parasitic worm belonging to the Nematoda class

droppings

The feces of an animal

digestive tract

The whole system involved in digestion from mouth to anus

gastrointestinal

The digestive tract containing the stomach and intestine

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