【How To Know Your Bird Is Sick?】

Pay attention to your birds every day. Any change from the normal practice and behavior, that may already reflect some health issues because birds will hide their symptoms until they are in serious condition. Keep bird warm immediately and take them to avian vet as soon as possible if your bird gets sick, or you are not sure if your bird is sick or not. DON’T WAIT because bird can die in 1 to 3 days if no drinking or eating. Here are some common signs of illness in birds.

  • Fluffed feathers
  • Drooping wings
  • Reduced appetite
  • Inactivity (Sitting on the bottom of the cage )
  • Increase sleeping
  • Breathing with open beak
  • Cough
  • Running nose (feathers around nose get wet)
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Changes in feces and urine
  • Falling off of perch
  • Bleeding
  • Unwilling to make regular noise / sing
  • Picking at the feathers
  • Weight loss (use a scale) and/or prominent keel (breast bone)
  • Feather color change