Coccidiosis – Parrot pet


Isospora serini (coccidiosis) is an intestinal parasite that is mainly detected in canaries and passeriformes. The parasite multiplies in the intestine for several cycles until the intestinal cell bursts and the eggs are released and infect other birds.

In case of serious infections the birds lose weight and from time to time diarrhea may be observed. However, death rarely manifests itself.

Coccidiosis is frequently diagnosed with wild passeriformes, but seriously ill birds are rarely seen. However, this condition is important because it is the cause of poor performance (= singing) in passeriformes.


  • Loss of condition
  • Weight loss
  • Presence of parasites
  • Diarrhea with white and / or green feces
  • Ruffled plumage
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Gradual weight loss
  • Drooping wings

Coccidial oocysts can be confused with intestinal worms because they take up residence in the same place causing diarrhea, but they are indeed eggs.

Isopora serini is the intestinal parasite which is mainly detected in canaries. It multiplies itself in the intestine for several cycles until the intestinal cell bursts and releases the eggs which will infect other birds.

Intestinal dilation, thickened intestinal wall, sometimes hemorrhagic enteritis. Microscopic observation of oocysts in the intestinal contents.

Coccidia produce spherical or elliptical oocysts, ranging in color from colorless to yellowish-brown (like microscopic eggs) which are discarded in the droppings. The disease mainly develops in the intestine, more rarely in the gizzard and rectum. It is visible 3 to 4 days after the absorption of sporulated oocysts.

1 sachet (measure) of COXI PLUS in 2 liters of water for 5 days.

Preventive treatment
In problematic aviaries it is advisable to treat regularly

Good hygiene in the aviary is essential to combat this parasite.
It is recommended to clean regularly.


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