and softbills

Chapter 6 Songbirds and softbills


The passerines (songbirds) and softbills are the other major groups of birds kept for ornamental purposes apart from psittacines, rather than utility species such as pigeons and birds of prey. There is inevitably an overlap between the disorders that occur in psittacines and those that occur in the passerines and softbills. This chapter deals with those diseases and disorders specific to various passerines and softbills, but diagnostic options should be considered in conjunction with the appropriate psittacine section, in Parrots and Related Species.


Commonly kept species include:






Commonly encountered species are listed in Table 6.1.





Skin disorders
















Treatment/specific therapy















Respiratory tract disorders







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