Re: BLUE + GOLD MACAW SMELLS
Posted by Jim on 3/22/12
> a young B+G Macaw about six months ago and it seems to
> give off a smell from both his body and droppings.
You might look up clostridium. Its a bacteria in macaws
guts that dont bother them, but is offensive to the human
nose. I have four green wings and my 15 year old hen gets
it now and again. The vet can perscribe baytril
(antibiotic) and its gone overnight. I have treated mine
twice now for the fould smell and it goes away litterally
the next morning. However, if the birds body is also
smelling, it sounds like something else might be going on
and the vet probably needs to be involved. Good Luck!