Is Your Parrot at Risk for Aspergillus?
The best place to find “Asper” is growing on corn and other grains. As the fungus grows, it produces toxins called aflatoxins. When these are eaten they will cause liver failure, and death.
“Asper” can be found in bedding that is sometimes used with companion parrots. Corn cob bedding, pine shavings and the like are the typical culprits. It is recommended to only use paper to line your bird’s cage and to change the papers daily.
Aspergillus is a fungel lung infection caused by the inhalation of bacteral infected compost piles leaves, even marijuana. Though most people are exposed to it they are rarely affected. Yet, those with compramised immunities are at risk for developing pneumonia or worse pulmonary aspergillosis, which is invasive and can spread through out the body
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