Bird Vomiting/wing flutter
by Br ady
(Harlingen, Texas )
I have several ring-neck doves. I keep them in a large enclosure while I complete a large flight/aviary.
I returned home and noticed that (Molly) was standing on top of the feeder.. She she was in an inclined position fluttering her wings as if she were attempting to receive her male for breeding. Her cooing was normal as was the wing flutter, but I noticed that she held her head really low and commenced a wing hard wing flutter, accompanied by clear vomitus.
I have seen the mating behavior, however since I am rather new, I have never seen a bird vomit in the course of what I believed to be a mating wing flutter....
She presents what I believe to be normal breathing, not labored nor does she have her beak open gasping for breath, however she appears like she is balled up and her feathers are all fluffed up. It has been rather chilly low to mid 40's at night with highs in the 60's.
The rest of my birds all appear normal.
Any suggestions, or do I have a love sick ring-neck dove..