On 2/06/06, Michael L wrote:
> On 2/06/06, Dottie wrote:
>> I got "burned" by one unscrupulous person I bought a lovebird
>> from and now maybe I am "too cautious". This person sold me a
>> sick bird and it contaminated all of my lovebirds at the time
>> and I had to start all over.
> OK, I'll bite. What was this illness that contaminated all of
> your lovebirds? And I'm assuming, they had to be put down or
> they died since you had to "start all over."
> For what it's worth, regardless of what the illness was that
> birds contracted, if you followed standard quarantine
> tested the new bird for the diseases you are asking about now,
> you would have probably not had any problems with your existing
> flock at the time.
> Michael L
You make it sound like it was my fault. Yes, I did the quarantine
and at that time the vet stated everything "looked good" but no
testing was done. It was not until later when I switched vets
that the vet did blood and feather swabs for PFBD which came back
OK, I said it---it was PFBD! Because I wanted other lovebirds,
most information I read and those I talked with said that either
the birds remain on forever house quarantine or else euthanized if
they become symptomatic.