Is my parakeet sick?

by Maddie Imler
(Bedford pa)

I just got a parakeet today and he doesnt do much lets me hold him without bitting me and fluffs up when in his cage could he be sick?

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Dec 02, 2012
Is my parakeet sick?
by: Linda

I'm glad you wrote in with your question. We recommend all new birds be examined by an Avian Vet ONLY within the first few days we have them. Birds coming from most pet stores and a lot of breeders are already incubating an infection if not full out sick. Have your bird checked for bacterial and viral infections right away so he gets off to a good start. The sitting fluffed up indicates a possibly sick bird.

Take your bird to only an Avian Vet because they are the only ones licensed and trained in how to care for your bird. Dog and cat vets do not know the first thing about birds and can make matters worse up to and including killing birds with incorrect diagnosis and incorrect medication.

To make sure your little friend is healthy, have him examined now so you can both settle down and build a wonderful relationship.

Linda

Dec 02, 2012
Parakeet sick?
by: Anonymous

You didn't provide much information as to where you got the parakeet from. Was it from a pet store, a breeder or did you get it from a private person? You also didn't say how long you have had the bird. It does take time for birds to get used to their new home and new owner. Showing no signs of aggression toward you is a good thing. If your bird is not eating or staying on the bottom of the cage, that could be a sign of illness. As long as you provide proper care, food and attention your bird will get used to you and start acting normally. If it doesn't change, perhaps you could take him to an avian vet for a check up.

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