Merck Manual

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Normal Hematologic Values in Selected Pet Bird Species

Normal Hematologic Values in Selected Pet Bird Species

Bird

Sample Size (n)

WBC × 103/μL

PCV

African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus)

176

8–11

42–50

Amazon parrots (Amazona spp)

155

7.5–12.5

44–49

Budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulates)

57

2.5–6.5

42–53

Cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus)

212

3.0–7.8

45–57

Cockatoos, umbrella (Cactua alba)

115

5–13

38–48

Conures (Aratinga spp)

62

7.5–11.5

42–49

Eclectus parrots (Eclectus roratus)

44

7.0–11.7

41–49

Lovebirds (Agapornis spp)

31

4.5–9.0

39–51

Macaws (Ara spp)

146

8.5–15.5

41–52

Pionus parrots (Pionus spp)

28

7.0–11.5

44–51

Quaker/monk parrots (Myiopsitta monachus)

62

5.5–12.5

38–48

Senegal parrots (Poicephalus senegalus)

26

6.5–12.0

37–49

Note: Samples were obtained at wellness examination. No other concurrent disease was detected or treated, except for behavioral concerns.