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Gastrointestinal Parasites (Tapeworms) in Birds



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.




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