Zinc Poisoning in Parrots - Article Collection

Cages may be a source of zinc and other toxic substances, dangerous to our parrots

Zinc is a frequent cause of illness and death in psittacines. According to the statement of the University of Munich Avian Department they have a parrot with zinc poisoning present in their waiting room at any given time. That is how frequently it occurs. Sadly, oftentimes chronic zinc poisoning goes undetected. Chronic zinc poisoning occurs from ingestion of minute amounts of zin over a long period or time, such as from using the beak as a climbing aid while getting around aviary or cage wires. Veterinarians – even those specialized on birds – to not routinely test for chronic zinc . . . → Read More: Zinc Poisoning in Parrots – Article Collection