The couple is one of the most favorite bird species recorded in the whole world as a pet. They are gorgeous and very active birds. Anyone visiting a pet store was amazed by the beauty and charm of them. There are very few problems that the couple made to the owners or their guardians during their lifetime. They are overall good breeders and can breed well in all conditions in a short time.
One of the significant problems face the keeper bird lover is a matter of their eye infection. When you buy a new lovebird and bring it home, sometimes you see that their eyes are infected after a few days. These problems can be life-threatening for your sweetheart and a lot of headaches for birdkeepers. But there is a way you can solve this problem without much difficulty.
The disease is more common eye infections in the summer in countries like Pakistan in April, May, June, and July. In these months, the temperature is often above 40 degrees celsius. The young birds are more affected by this disease and especially when you buy a few new birds and bring them home on hot summer days. Without proper care, your bird will eventually die.
Some people give us different reasons for the cause of this problem. Some will say that the birds from Punjab to Karachi buying carry the virus with them. Others will say that because of the climate difference between Karachi and Lahore causes the birds to develop this eye infection. Some people argue that mosquito bites are the cause of this disease.
I did a lot of research on this disease. At last, I realize that, above all, other reasons, stress is a significant cause of eye infections in lovebirds. Lovebirds birds are shy, and when you change them or enclosure where they take the stress and become ill. Their immune system is weak, and because of the hot weather conditions and changes in the environment, their eyes are infected.
If you buy some new birdhouse or shifting some lovebirds chicks into a separate cage, and then provide them with a stress-free environment to relax. Put aviary to a place where there is little disturbance to the birds. Do not go near the cage many times. Keep yourself birdhouse from other pets in the house, such as cats and dogs. Cover the cage at night, so they can sleep well and have a lot of rest.
If some of the birds you have developed, these infections are trying to do the treatment as early as possible. Eye infections in the early stages are easy to cure. You catch birds with a net and put some eye drops in his eyes. I would recommend Dexamethasone Phosphate and Chloramphenicol in it. Put one drop in each eye for at least twice a day, once in the morning and once at night.
Some lovebirds recover from this treatment while some take more time. Continue with the procedure until your lovebirds fully recovered from an eye infection. Also, put a nest box in the cage to reduce their overall stress levels. Birds are less stressed speedy recovery from this disease. Please do not change the cage too much, and give them more privacy and security for them to live healthy and happy.
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