Bubbly saliva coming out of mouth.

by Jonathan
(Chicago, IL, USA)

My African Grey recently was making a weird sound that I never heard before. When I went to check, he had bubbles or foam coming out of his beak. Kind of a transparent liquid coming out as well, what may this be? And what might be causing this?

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Nov 26, 2016
My grey
by: Anonymous

Hi my African grey is doing the same thing he swings on his toy while making a distressed whining/wheezing sound and then there's watery foam but when I interrupt him he acts fine did you find out anything?

Jan 24, 2012
Bird with bubbles coming out of mouth
by: Tracie

It could have ingested something toxic or have an infection or disease. Please Find an Avian Vet to examine your bird right away.

Please look at our Toxic / Non-toxic for birds list for more information on potentially toxic items.

If your bird eats colored, or other sugary pellets, then it may have a bacterial infection. Hopefully your bird is eating Harrison's or Roudybush pellets for 80% of it's diet and you are not feeding it table food that is salted and full of chemicals and toxins.

When you visit your avian vet, take with you a list of what you feed your bird and what potential toxic items in your home your bird has had access to.

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