Amazon Parrot making funny motion with beak

by Doonwati
(Toronto, ON, Canada)

Why is my 4 year old Orange-Winged Amazon is regularly opening and closing his mouth and I see saliva.

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Aug 06, 2012
parot making funny motion with beak
by: Doonwati

Thanks everyone for your comments. I asked a person that has a parrot that does the same thing and she said it is regurgitation. Thanks to the person who suggested this. God bless everyone.

Aug 05, 2012
Amazon Parrot making funny motion with beak
by: Linda

Have an Avian Vet ONLY check your bird for infections both bacterial and fungal. All birds need yearly checkups just like humans do, and your bird may very well be sick. Also, as Dr. B suggested, feed your birds a high quality organic pellet like Harrison's. Yes, the food is a bit more expensive than junk pellets and seeds, and you'll make up the difference in less Avian Vet bills for a sick bird or birds. Birds eating a healthy, well balanced diet rarely get sick.

I know that for a fact as I've been feeding a pair of Amazons Harrisons for many years, and the only trips to avian vet are for toenail and beak clipping a few times a year. Otherwise, they are very healthy, and they are in their late 30's as well.We ARE what we eat, and this is especially true for the parrots.


Aug 04, 2012
Bird appears to chew on spit
by: Tracie

Dr B answered this once...

Bird chewing on spit

It could be an infection. If you feed ZuPreem pellets, it could be the sugar caused a yeast infection. According to Dr B "ZuPreem has lots of sugar which can cause yeast infections and can lead to digestive problems. Also all of the artificial ingredients can cause problems too."

Dr B suggests that you feed Harrison's or Roudybush if you are not already feeding your bird a high quality pellets for 80% of it's diet.

Aug 04, 2012
Funny beak motion
by: Anonymous

My parrot does the same thing. It looks like he's playing with his spit but it's part of regurgitation. When birds eat they store some food in their crops (looks like an Adam's apple) and play with it later.

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