How Do I Know if My Parrot is Sick?
In the wild, parrots are hunting animals. They need to be mobile and agile to protect them from danger and remain safe. One of the most distinctive features of game animals is that they never reveal their weaknesses in order not to be perceived as an inviting target. Their survival depends on their healthiness and looking fit.
Of course, this feature of parrots, which are hunting animals, makes it very difficult to detect any problems when you feed them as pets. In order to take precautions before it is too late, you should always be alert and careful about the problems that may occur in your parrot. This, of course, means checking your parrot regularly and doing the necessary examinations.
How Do I Know ?
The first way to find out that your bird is sick as a parrot owner is to observe changes in its characteristic features. Let’s look at what these features can be:
Changes in standard appearance and posture:
- Humpback stance
- Plucking his feathers
- Hanging from the edge of the cage with its beak
- Walking in circles
- Not taking care of himself or herself
Weight loss: One of the most obvious signs that your parrot is sick is weight loss. You need to weigh and follow your bird’s weight on a special bird scale weekly. If you notice serious changes in your bird’s weight, you should take it to the vet as soon as possible to investigate the cause of this weight loss.
- Change in tone of voice
- Dangling your wings
- Changes in his personalit
- Changes in the bird’s stool:
- Color and density change
- Decreased stool
- Blood in stool
- Changes in the appearance of his head:
- Half open and half closed eyes
- Squinting constantly
- Twitching his head
- Symmetry disorder that comes with bloating