blood spotting from Umbrella Cockatoo

by John
(Montgomery, TX)

Bailey is the 12 yr. old Cockatoo in the picture

Bailey is the 12 yr. old Cockatoo in the picture

Is this normal for a 12 year old cockatoo? Is my bird in season ? Does this happen with a male or female in season? We are not sure of the sex of the bird.

Do Umbrella Cockatoo's spot blood when in heat/season? I am sure this cockatoo is in season, tail feather wagging, rubbing on my arm. Extremely affectionate.

PLease help.

Thank you.
John

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Feb 06, 2009
Cockatoo bleeding
by: The Vet

Birds do not come into heat as mammals do. They do exhibit behavior changes during the breeding season. The blood is an indication of a problem, maybe a prolapse, or a papillomavirus lesion.

You need to take your bird in to see an avian veterinarian immediately. While there, be sure to have your bird DNA sexed. Males and females have different problems and knowing the sex of you bird will help diagnose and treat ailments.

Dr. B

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