Coccidiosis / Going Light

Coccidiosis is a common and often fatal disease of finches, especially during the juvenile moult. Finches housed outdoors are most at risk and should receive coccidiosis prevention.

Coccidiosis should be assumed to be present when several juveniles of the same species are found fluffed up on the floor.

Symptoms of Coccidiosis
Sick bird found fluffed up on aviary floor
Watery droppings
Severe depression
Fluffed up look, trembling & shivering
Going Light – sudden weight loss followed by dark green tacky, smelly diarrhoea.
Several deaths of both sexes of the same finch species over a period of a week.

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