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Vit A Deficiency in Birds

What is Vitamin A Deficiency in Birds? Birds get vitamin A deficiency because they do not get enough vitamin A in their diet. It usually occurs in birds on sunflower seeds, peanuts and other seed mixes. It also occurs in birds that do not get enough fruits and vegetables.

What are the signs:

Low immune system

Sinus abscesses 

Rhinoliths 

(Stoney build-up inside the nostrils)

Abscess underneath the jaw 

Sinus infections and pneumonia

What can Owners do to prevent this:

Feed your bird a suitable diet made up of a good quality pellet, fruit and vegetables. 

Take your bird to your exotic savvy vet every 4 - 6 months, so they can check that your bird is healthy.

What is Vitamin A Deficiency in Birds?

Birds get vitamin A deficiency because they do not get enough vitamin A in their diet. It usually occurs in birds on sunflower seeds, peanuts and other seed mixes. It also occurs in birds that do not get enough fruits and vegetables.

If you see any of the above mentioned signs, contact your nearest exotic savvy vet.