September 15, 2013 by bm1702
The following is a brief description of two vaccines available for parrots also known as psittacines.
According to Merck Manual for Pet Health, “Polyomavirus can infect birds of all ages, but nestlings and juveniles are the most susceptible. The prevalence of this virus in adult parrots and budgies is thought to be high. A vaccine to prevent polyomavirus infection is available and is given in 2 doses. The first dose may be given by the veterinarian as early as 4 weeks of age to properly complete the vaccination series and allow full immunity to develop. Older birds receive 2 vaccines 2 to 4 weeks apart, then 1 booster annually. Both negative and positive adult and juvenile parrots can be vaccinated.”
Pacheco’s Disease (PDV)
According to the site, AvianBiotech, “A killed virus vaccine is available and can be given in a series of two injections, 4 weeks apart (yearly booster shots are required). Some species, such as cockatoos and Eclectus parrots, have had vaccination reactions such as granulomas and paralysis. Only birds with high risk of exposure, such as pet store birds, should be vaccinated.”
Please note: the previously mentioned vaccines are the only two I found to be available for parrots. Now whether these vaccines are warranted seems like it depends on who you speak to. Neither vaccine seemed to be ‘required.’
Vaccination Program For Parrots
– Flu, Diarrhea – monthly (200.000đ/time)
– Deworm – every 3 months (200.000đ/time)
– Coccidiosis – every 3 months (300.000đ/time)
– NewCastle – every 4 months (500.000đ/time)
***Note: Give medicine to parrots during the day, not to pass the day. It is more efficient to use a 40 degree heating lamp during the treatment.