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  In this chapter you can have a look at photos of young and adolescent birds who are infected with the PBFD virus. Most birds are about seven weeks old. Most of the photos have been given to my by another author who prefers to stay anonymous. I respect his wish and therefore I will not give you his e-mail address in case you have any further questions. Here's the brief story: They have all been put to sleep by his vet soon after he has taken the photos. The bird keeper didn't want to look for a new home for them in PBFD-positive flocks. This would have been much more complicated than putting the birds to sleep, he said. Even though I would have acted in a different way, I'm not in the position to convict him for what he has done.

Adolescent budgie suffering from PBFD

Adolescent budgie suffering from PBFD

Adolescent budgie suffering from PBFD

Adolescent budgie suffering from PBFD

Adolescent budgie suffering from PBFD

Adolescent budgie suffering from PBFD

Adolescent budgie suffering from PBFD

Adolescent budgie suffering from PBFD

Adolescent budgie suffering from PBFD

Adolescent budgie suffering from PBFD

The following bird does not belong to the above-mentioned group of birds who have been put to sleep. This budgie is still alive, his owner supports his immune system and helps the bird to stay in a good condition despite being infected with the PBFD virus:

Adolescent budgie suffering from PBFD

Adolescent budgie suffering from PBFD

 
 
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