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Inflammation of the Stomach

Owing to neg­lect this is unfortunately a common complaint. It is usually caused by stale or partially spoiled food, ice cold drinking water or the eating of some poisonous substance, though parrots which have been given considerable green food have been known to be affected with it.

There is usually a want of appetite, but considerable thirst, shivering and weakness. The excretions are: often bloody, and the bird seems to play with its food without eating it.

Sometimes it may be cured by applying warm sand or a warm poultice of some sort to the belly. A little olive oil or ground flaxseed sometimes helps, and a Russian, or steam bath previously described.
This is al­ways good for Polly when sick with almost any complaint.