Stress in birds can also cause infertility problem & other serious issues.
An unhappy parrot or parakeet can even die as a result of stress and anxiety if they are particularly unhappy, and so it is important to do everything that you can to keep your pet parrot on an even keel and minimise any stress or upheaval that occurs within your home and within their lives.
Stress can occur in many different forms, some physical and some mental, and can be mild to severe. Stressors cause the release of a hormone known as cortisol from the adrenal glands. In the initial stages of stress, this hormone helps the bird’s body deal with its effects, but over the long run, it can the bird to be immunologically suppressed and unthrifty.
It can also effect the cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems, and inhibit reproduction.
Birds that have been stressed for prolonged periods may develop changes in their feather growth known as “stress bars.” These are evident as lines on the feathers perpendicular to the axis of feather growth.There are many factors that can cause stress in a bird’s life, and in order to limit stress, one needs to know what causes it.
You’ll need to learn how to recognize and reduce stress in your pet parrot to help keep it calm, comfortable and relaxed in its home.
Symptoms of stress in birds
1)Look for feather plucking.
2)Examine your parrot’s energy levels. Birds who are stressed out may suffer from lowered levels of energy and activity.
3)Check out your parrot’s body language. There are a few movements and motions that your parrot may exhibit while stressed out.
4)Watch how much your parrot eats. If your parrot is feeling stressed, it may stop eating as much as it normally does. It’s a good idea to keep an eye on how much your parrot regularly eats to allow you to detect any changes.
5)Take note of any aggression in your parrot. If your parrot is acting in an aggressive manner, it may be due to stress.
Cause of stress in birds
1)Health – An underlying disease process is a common cause of stress. Remember that pet birds have the instincts of wild animals, and will try to hide illnesses for as long as possible. Underlying infections or organ disease will tax a bird’s reserves, and any other added stressor might allow the bird to succumb to the disease.
2)Malnutrition is probably the most common cause of illness in pet birds.
3)A change in a bird’s routine or environment doesn’t necessarily have to be bad to add stress.
4)An inappropriate cage size or style will add stress to a bird’s life.
5)Some environmental stressors are sudden temperature changes, loud or threatening noises, odors, cigarette smoke, threatening pictures, or alterations in the light-dark cycle.
6)Reproduction – Courtship, nesting, egg-laying, incubation, and raising young are all added stressors to a birds normal routine. Limiting other stressor during these periods is critical to successful breeding.
Animal breeding also is affected by stress. Zoos, in particular, have difficulty getting some animals to reproduce in captivity.Based on animal experiments, researchers attribute much of this stress effect on sexual function to an increase in glucocorticoids – stress hormones – produced by the adrenal gland. In the brain, these glucocorticoids suppress the main reproductive hormone, GnRH, which in turn causes a shut-down of the release of the gonadotropins luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone by the pituitary, and then a suppression of testosterone, estradiol and sexual behavior.
*Helpful in stress conditions.
*Helpful in stress due to illness.
*Improve semen quality.
*Helpful in heat stress.
Heat stress is a combination of high environmental temperature and humidity hindering proper thermoregulatory processes. It diminishes immunity, feed intake, weight gain, egg production, number of chicks per hen, hatchability of fertile eggs, egg and carcass quality, mineral balance, and increases panting and mortality and affects semen quality and fertility in male birds.
Vitamin B1 25mg/100ml
Vitamin B2 25mg/100 ml
Vitamin B6 3mg/100ml
Vitamin B12 10mg/100ml
Vitamin C 333.33mg/100ml
Bacopa monnieri extract 250mg/100ml
Centella asiatica extract 100mg/100ml
Withania somnifera extract 250mg/100ml
Indian gooseberry 500mg/100ml
Vetiver Root extract 250mg/100 ml
Chamomile extract 200mg/100ml
Passion flower extract 200mg/100ml
Directions for use:-
*Add 5ml per liter in water or soak seeds.
Khus root as infusion is used in the treatment for the following medical conditions like fever, inflammation, irritability of stomach, heavy menstrual bleeding, menopausal syndrome, urinary tract infection.It also helps to promote fertility.
A tonic tones up every system of the body, namely the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, excretory, immune, endocrine, and nervous systems. Therefore, in a nutshell, it keeps the metabolic system in order, rejuvenates the body, gives strength and boosts immune function. The roots are bitter, sweet, acrid, refrigerant, aromatic, diaphoretic, depurative, digestive, carminative, stomachic and tonic. They are useful in vitiated conditions of pitta, and vata, hyperdipsia, burning sensation, ulcers, skin diseases, and general debility. Essential oil containing B-vetivone. Isobisabolene, khusol and azulene from oil. have a very calming effect on the nervous system. Because of these useful properties it is used in the treatment of insomnia, and stress relief. It also helps in calming anger. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-septic effects thus provide relief from inflammation in circulatory and nervous system.
Why Use Ashwagandha?
Do any of these common symptoms sound familiar?
Lack of energy
The use of the Ayurvedic herb, Ashwagandha can help alleviate these symptoms and support an energetic and rejuvenating sense of wellbeing.
Benefits and Healing Effects
Ashwagandha contains many useful medicinal chemicals, including withanolides (steroidal lactones), alkaloids, choline, fatty acids, amino acids, and a variety of sugars. While the leaves and fruit have valuable therapeutic properties, the root of the Ashwagandha plant is the part most commonly used in Western herbal remedies.
Medical researchers have been studying Ashwagandha for years with great interest and have completed more than 200 studies on the healing benefits of this botanical. Some key examples of the healing effects of Ashwagandha are:
Protects the immune system
Helps combat the effects of stress
Improves learning, memory, and reaction time
Reduces anxiety and depression without causing drowsiness
Helps reduce brain-cell degeneration
Stabilizes blood sugar
Helps lower cholesterol
Offers anti-inflammatory benefits
Contains anti-malarial properties
Enhances sexual potency for both men and women
Ashwagandha as an Adaptogenic Herb
In Ayurveda, there are specific herbs with adaptogenic benefits, Ashwagandha is one of them. Adaptogens are substances (a combination of amino acids, vitamins, and herbs) that modulate your response to stress or a changing environment. Adaptogens help the body cope with external stresses such as toxins in the environment and internal stresses such as anxiety and insomnia.