Eclectus throwing up seed

I feed my Eclectus seed and he seems to throw it up, he has full range in my home and I find it on my tile all the time. is this normal?

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Nov 25, 2008
Eclectus throwing up seed
by: The Vet

This is not normal. It could be sexual behavior or it could be illness such a a bacterial infection, and given that he has free roam, he could have ingested something toxic.

You should take him to see an avian veterinarian immediately. You also nee to feed him a better diet. Feed him a pellet diet such as Harrison's and this should be about 70-75% of his diet. The rest should be fresh vegetables and limit his seed to less than 5% of his total diet.

To reduce the chances of bacterial infection, you should switch him to a water bottle instead of a dish.

Dr B

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