Sick quaker and dead birds
> I saw a quaker the other day that was all huddled in the bottom of it's cage and had what looked like a bloody discharge from it's vent. Does anyone have any idea what could have caused it. So far they have lost for or five birds. It seems to start out with a horse cough. Then when the birds end up in the bottom of their cage shaking like they are very cold and their vent gets a nasty discharge.. This last one the blood showed up from the vent.
When we cleaned the vent the blood was coming from inside the vent opening.
My biggest concern is my other birds have been exposed by these birds and even though I quarantined them I am still worried.. I don't have nor have I ever had any diseases in my birds, The people said they talked to the vet and he said the other birds had picked at his vent. This is the same vet who saw their amazon and said he was fine and the amazon died two days latter. I suggested they get in touch with the avian vet in the area and see what he suggested for treatment and send off a vent swab for evaluation. They have a large inventory of birds and I was concerned that they could loose all of them which would be expensive. And they sell birds to the pet trade.
My biggest concern is what could it possibly be and how contagious and what kind of treatment could be used to prevent it. So far none of my birds have shown any sign of being sick though I have been baned from these people's store because they have accused me of making their birds sick.