Birds and Hormonal Disorders

Let's discuss about birds and hormonal disorders. It may be surprising to find out that birds can experience hormonal disorders. If you are a bird owner, you will want to know about these types of disorders in birds. This article will explain the symptoms and causes of some of these disorders.

Birds can experience several different hormonal disorders. Symptoms of some hormonal issues in birds include increased thirst, urine, and blood glucose. You will most likely not be able to notice a change in your bird's glucose.

So, what causes birds to develop hormonal disorders? Issues with the animal's glands are the main cause. It could be an injury, disease, surgery, or tumors. The tricky thing about hormonal disorders in birds is that they can often go unnoticed. If you notice that your bird as any abnormal behavior you should immediately call a veterinarian. Early diagnosis and early treatment is the best way to ensure that your bird recovers from its disorder.

An injury or disease to a gland can lead to either decreased amount of hormone secretion or an increased amount, thus altering the blood levels of the hormone.

Birds that are obese and have issues with their pancreas often develop diabetes mellitus. The pancreas secretes the improper amount of insulin or glycagon therefore causing the bird's blood sugar levels to unhealthy. Cancers and tumors in glands, and reproductive organs also cause hormonal problems in birds.

A veterinarian can perform multiple tests to determine the cause of a bird's hormonal disorder. With a proper diagnosis, the most effective treatment can be given to your bird. Some hormonal disorders can actually be fatal to a bird if left untreated.

Birds may require insulin which can be given to birds orally, through injections or even in their water. It is important to seek medical attention from a veterinarian because some hormonal disorders may be temporary while others may be permanent. Permanent hormonal disorders such as diabetes mellitus involve daily medication.

The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your veterinarian or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment.