Common Viral Infections Of Caged Birds

Viral infections are often considered the most serious health problems affected birds due to the fact that there are no treatments that can effectively treat them. There is a long list of viral infections that can affect birds, but the most common ones include the following:

Pacheco’s disease

Affected birds suffer from diarrhea, regurgitation of food, loss of balance, tremors, incoordination, and seizures. Death can occur within 48 hours from the onset of symptoms.

Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD)

Birds that suffer from this viral infection lose their feathers and suffer from loss of appetite, diarrhea, and lethargy. They also have deformed beaks. Affected birds typically die within 2-4 weeks from the onset of initial symptoms.


Birds suffering from polyoma lose weight as a result of appetite loss. They also have swollen abdomens. Sudden death may occur without any symptoms being manifested. Consult your pets’ health care to learn more.



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