Baby regurgitation after feeding

by Bhavesh Gandhi
(New York, USA)

My 6 week old eclectus parrot is spitting up food. For example, her last feeding was at 8:30pm last night and it is 8:36am now and she just spit up 10-15 drops. This is a daily thing. Is this normal or something i need to worry about? Also, she snores or makes noise while sleeping. is this normal as well?

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Mar 05, 2012
Baby bird regurgitation
by: The Avian Vet

Before I can tell you if this is normal, I need to know some more information. How much are you feeding each time? How much does your bird weigh? How many times daily are you feeding? What formula are you using? What is the temperature of the formula? All of these factors can affect regurgitation. Honestly ,any regurgitation is abnormal. The issue really is how serious is the cause. IF it is over feeding, then that is easy to treat; if it is infection, then that is more involved.

I also recommend that you take no chances and have you bird examined by an avian veterinarian. Get a culture at least.

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Dr B

Mar 02, 2012
Baby regurgitation after feeding
by: Linda

No, neither thing is normal and indicates your baby may be sick with an infection. Please bundle him up and take to an Avian Vet ONLY to be checked for infection. The spitting up can be from being fed too much too fast or being handled directly after feeding, but in this case, you sound like you know what you're doing, and the "snoring" is telling of an upper respiratory problem.

Please move quickly to get this baby examined, diagnosed and treated. Baby birds do not last long with infections because they have no immune systems with which to fight them. Even healthy birds do not just get over infections as all have to be diagnosed and treated by Avian Vets ONLY.

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Thanks for writing in because your bird's life depends on getting this taken care of quickly.


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