love bird has her head down

My peach faced love bird's head is always tilted downward towards her chest. The only time her head is upright is when I pick her up and pet her.

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Feb 07, 2013
My sweet lovebird
by: Anonymous

I live in Oregon and just got laud off last weekend my livebird was fine then Sunday he kept his head turned down but
Seems fune eats and drinks he is 17 years old.
What can I do we just dont have the money.

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Jan 07, 2010
Bird with head down
by: The Vet

This may be an indication that she does not feel well. Another explanation may be that she has an abnormal posture. Either way, she should be examined by an avian veterinarian. Birds need to seen annually for well-bird check ups and vaccinations, too.

Dr B

Jan 07, 2010
love bird has her head down
by: Linda

Your bird needs to be seen by an Avian Vet as soon as is possible. There is something wrong with her neck, and she may need bracing on it for a while. It could be a congenital condition or could be from being kept in too low a cage while being handfed. If babies were growing, and the breeder kept them in very low cages or boxes, they would have to bend over all the time to fit. This causes the spine to become crooked and bent.

Please take her to an Avian Vet in your driving area to have an x-ray of her neck and go from there.

Thanks for writing,

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