Budgie parakeets > Talking birds > Diphteria


We call it by this name because it is more like diphtheria in human being than any other disease we know of. There is usually coughing, sneezing and difficult breathing. The head and throat fill up and there is a discharge or sweet smelling phlegm, with a difficulty in swallowing and gashing for air. The seat of the disease is the mucous membrane of the mouth and throat, as well as the membrane of the nose. It is not an ordinary disease and there are very few cases of it known. Probably a physician could give directions for treating the symptoms which might be the means of curing the bird. Having had no personal experience with this disease, however, we are loath to give directions regarding same.