Budgie parakeets > Diseases of cage birds > Birds constipation

Birds constipation

Constipation is most effectually relieved by feeding apple, lettuce or other green food. Freshly grated carrot powdered over with sugar is greatly relished.

Sometimes birds are troubled with intestinal worms. The feathers are ruffled and the bird gapes as if something was lodged in the throat. The windpipe worm or gape worm, as it is called in poultry, sometimes annoys parrots, and other cage birds. The bird shakes its head violently, gasps and coughs. It sometimes happens that the worm is coughed up. See your vet if no improvement, also contact your pet doctor if you suspect worms for a diagnose and cure.