Mystery illness affecting galahs

Posted on June 20, 2012

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Following the mystery deaths of a large number of birds last winter, an equally curious

A juvenile Galah on a sportsground in suburban...

affliction seems to be affecting galahs this year, with a number of mature birds suddenly unable to fly and falling about in what appears to be an unco-ordinated and drunken state.

The symptoms do not seem to match any of the usual listed galah sicknesses.

One of these birds was examined by a vet who could not find anything physically wrong, but suggested a couple of days of rest might do the trick.

A second bird that appeared to be in a similar state was also picked up and the pair were kept warm inside a box overnight and released into a large outdoor cage with feed and water available during the daytime.

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