Polydipsia/polyuria syndrome in a Congo African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus erithacus):a case report

Document Type : Research Articles


Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.


Polydipsia/polyuria syndrome is not a common manifestation in birds. Hyperglycemia was found on plasma chemistry in an African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus), which was presented with polyphagia and self mutilation symptoms. Radiography demonstrated signs of mild renalomegaly, air sac involvement which proved to be due to mycoplasma spp. infection on bactriological examination. The polydipsia, polyphagia and polyuria were treated successfully by insulin regime but self mutilation around the neck was to be most consistent sign for 45 days since the bird presented to our Faculty’s clinic. The exact origin of the Polydipsia/polyuria and mild hyperglycemia remains unclear but the history of long time topical cortone therapy might be involved.


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