On 2/20/06, Debbie wrote:
> IF a young bird has polyoma and died from it wouldnt the
> rest of the babies from the same parents have it and die
> as well or am I just over worried.
> I raised and sold 4 young cockatiels and one was only at
> its new house for a week and it died. They were all 8
> weeks old and eating great and all seemed fine. The other
> 3 are fine as far as I know from this weeks info on them.
> I have raised many cockatiels over the years and never had
> any problems but found out some breeder (not close to me)
> has had birds with this so I happened to read on it a
> little and it kinda scared me after this baby died. It
> could be nothing and the baby just got too cold where its
> cage is at its new house but I needed to ask about the
> other babies. Wouldn't they die as well if this was
> Polyoma?? Would a baby die if its too cold in a cage by a
> window? I have never had this happen before but I dont put
> my birds by windows because I have always heard its not
> good in case of a draft especially the young ones.
> Any help woud be great.
> Thanks :0)
Debbie, do you vaccinate your birds against polyoma?