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Medical Conditions

Signs for: Behavior

abnormal vocalization
attempt to gag
attempt to regurgitate
blinking eyelids
breathing abnormalities
chewing feathers
circling of wing or limb
constant touching of uropygial gland
continuous movement of tail
cough like sound
decreased appetite
difficulty keeping balance
difficulty swallowing
exaggerated motion of opening beak
exercise intolerance
expels liquid consisting of undigested food
extending neck
favoring one foot
feather picking
gasping for air
head tilt
hiccup like sound
holding wings out
inability to pass urine or feces
incessant egg-laying
increased beak-wiping
increased respiratory rate
increased vocalization
increased water consumption
lack of energy
loss of consciousness
obvious abdominal excursions
ocular involvement
open-mouth breathing
partial or total closure of eyelid
prolonged straining
repeatedly laying clutches
respiratory click
respiratory noise
rhythmic contraction of muscles
rubbing vent on object
squinting of the eye
tail bobbing

Click on the body part or body system where your pet bird is having problems. For example, if your pet bird is experiencing diarrhea, click on Digestion.

If you don't know what is wrong with your pet bird, search by Sign. If your pet bird has already been diagnosed, search by Ailment.

Disclaimer:’s Diagnose Your Bird tool is intended for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the expertise and experience of a professional veterinarian. Do not use the information presented here to make decisions about your bird’s ailment. If you notice changes in your bird’s health or behavior, please take your pet to the nearest veterinarian or an emergency pet clinic as soon as possible.
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