Effective Health Promotion in Birds Housed in Aviaries

Evidently, there are certain things that must be done to ensure that your pet birds remain healthy and among which include ensuring that they receive ample nutrition and providing them a healthy environment. When it comes to the latter, maintaining aviaries always clean should be done as the physical and mental health of birds are hugely dependent on their environment. On the other hand circumstances promoting illness and the development of disease-causing pathogens include warmth, moisture, decomposing organic matter, congested and worn out or destabilized livestock, darkness and undisturbed gaps and chinks. Each effort must be made to set right these circumstances by implementing appropriate hygienic measures.

It goes to show that you as a pet bird owner has a huge part in promoting health to the birds and thus prevent untimely death of your treasured pets. Apparently, birds are known to be most susceptible to diseases in their early stage of life prior to their feathering. Newly hatch birds are much more prone to disease than mature ones due to underdeveloped immune system. Thus, it is important to regularly clean their aviaries most especially in such stages of their lives.

Without a doubt, the occurrence and transmission of pathogens that eventually cause disease formation in birds will be effectively prevented by maintaining aviaries clean. There are various means of pathogen transmission namely the direct, airborne and by carrier transmission. The direct means of transmission would need physical contact with an infected bird or with its body excretions. Meanwhile, airborne transmission is obviously through the air which can spread bacteria, spores, fungus and viruses among others. Lastly, vectors perfunctorily transfer harmful microorganisms by way of their droppings or feet. Widespread carriers of pathogenic microorganisms are rodents, wild birds, flies, ants and unclean handling among others.

From among the three ways of pathogen and illness transmission, airborne or indirect transmission is the most frequent manner for birds to become ill. Pathogens are unintentionally spread with the hands, unclean feeding equipment, brooding and housing containers and bedding. Furthermore, infected dust, food, water, dishes and bird dwelling places can indirectly spread disease. As hinted earlier owners play a huge role in maintaining the birds healthy. Therefore, they must make effort to always have clean hands when handling the birds and making a constant effort to keep all the areas or items that are accessed by the birds clean at all times.

Establishing good sanitary habits is essential for sanitation to turn out to be as much a habit as cleaning. When your pet birds are disease free by maintaining proper hygiene, you prevent, veterinary visits, pediatric and adult crises and is much more dependable than relying on drugs to deter disease formation. It is more manageable and less costly manner of preventing disease with good hygiene than it is to cure the crisis. Several parasites and microorganisms are opportunity takes in the bird planet. Thus, keep them away from your birds by providing them healthy environment and there would be no hassles coming your way which then would require additional expenditures.