Lovebird Throws Up Food After Eating

by Erick
(Alberta, Canada)

Yellow Peach Faced Lovebird

Yellow Peach Faced Lovebird

Hi,

I have a lovebird thats about 6 years old who throws up his food after eating.
he will do this on the perches of his cage and even his own feet and even eats it back up. im not sure why he does this.
when we let him out, he seems to be fine. but when we put him back in he starts the habit again.
i've thought that maybe its because its depressing for him to be in his cage? or maybe he eats too much and cant keep it down? im not sure?
do you know why he does this? and can we teach him to stop?

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Dec 11, 2008
Lovebird that throws up food
by: The Vet

This could be a behavior, or it could be a medical problem such as an infection or blockage. It could also be related to a poor diet. You should have him examined by an avian veterinarian, and put him on a good pellet diet such as Harrison's.

Dr. B

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