Hi stranger! Signing up for MypetMD is easy, free and puts the most relevant content at your fingertips.

Get Instant Access To

  • 24/7 alerts for pet-related recalls

  • Your own library of articles, blogs, and favorite pet names

  • Tools designed to keep your pets happy and healthy



or Connect with Facebook

By joining petMD, you agree to the Privacy Policy.

Gastrointestinal Parasites (Tapeworms) in Birds

ADVERTISEMENT

Treatment

 

The veterinarian will run tests on the infected bird’s droppings and then prescribe medication to kill the tapeworms. Depending on the degree of the infection, the medicine can be given orally or injected into the infected bird. More than one dose, however, is required to completely remove this gastrointestinal parasite.

 

Prevention

 

You can prevent a gastrointestinal parasite from infecting your bird, by getting it regularly de-wormed at the veterinarian's office.

Comments  0

Leave Comment

  • Lifetime Credits:
  • Today's Credits:
Hurry Before All Seats are Taken!
Enroll
Be an A++ Pet Parent! Take fun & free courses to earn badges & certifications. Choose a course»
Around the Web

MORE FROM PETMD.COM