It’s been a while since I had an article about birds. So today I’d like to talk about Candidiasis in birds, symptoms and treatment of this yeast infection and problem for birds.
Candidiasis in birds is caused by a Candida yeast. The presence of the yeast is normal – it’s part of a healthy avian digestive tract. The problem occurs in birds that have a compromised digestive system, or in birds that have unusually large numbers of the yeast.
Cockatiels are especially susceptible to Candidiasis, but other species can also develop the condition. Young birds and birds that have been on long-term antibiotics are more likely to develop Candidiasis.