In native finches, gastrointestinal worms called verminosis (Ascaridia) and respiratory worms (Syngamus trachea) are regularly detected which can be transmitted to other canaries living with them.
Hookbills are very susceptible to ascariasis and capillary wilt infections. These infections can have a fatal end. It is recommended that breeders regularly administer dewormer to parrots.
- Occasionally you can see worms, but usually there is diarrhea and undigested grains
- Syngamus trachea is mainly diagnosed in native finches, thrushes and blackbirds. Birds often sneeze, shake their heads, and cough.
- Canaries = crush 1 AVICAS tablet in the food of 10 birds
- Parrot = crush 1 tablet of AVICAS per 0.5 kg of bird weight and administer in the food