green cheeked conure looks like he is about to throw up

Hi, I have a green cheeked conure who is about 3 years old. Lately he has been bobbing his head up and down (beak open and wings slightly raised) as if he is going to throw up. I say throw up because he is prone to getting carsick and this is what he does after a car ride (just he DOES throw up, if he doesn't allow us to hold him properly). I have not taken him in the car in a while, so I do not know why he is doing this. I usually try to give him some water because I want to do something, but do not know what to do. Should I take him to the vet?

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Feb 16, 2011
Conure bobbing head
by: The Avian Vet

This sounds like he is regurgitating. He may be doing this as an affection to you or he may be sick. To be safe you should take him to see an avian veterinarian.

Dr B

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