kakariki keeps jumping around

by michael

Hi I have brought a kakariki hen bird and she is in with a few more kakarikis and every half hour or so she will go to the corner of the cage sit on the floor and bounce up and down for a couple of mins then gose back to join the rest of the birds it is not always the same corner please help

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Nov 07, 2011
kakariki keeps jumping around
by: Linda

Usually new birds are not put directly in with other birds as this can be a cause for fights. Maybe she feels insecure in her new situation, and I recommend she be examined by an Avian Vet to make sure she is not sick. Most new birds will have some kind of infection from all the stress involved in moving around and coming into contact with lots of other birds, some of whom are already sick. Infections are highly contageous, so new birds should be quarantined for two weeks before introducing to other birds. New birds should be examined by an Avian Vet to make sure they are healthy and not carriers of disease and infections.

So, I recommend you take her to an Avian Vet to be checked out for infections and some basic bloodwork done to make sure organs are functioning properly and to see if any viral infections may be present in bird. Then, you may want to put her into her own cage for a while until she gets to know the others. If she tests positive for anything contageous, then your other birds will also have to be diagnosed and treated or all your birds will be sick all the time resulting in dead in shell babies or sick babies who die in a short time.

Thanks for writing,

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