My bird keeps falling off its stick in its cage.

What can i do a but it?

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May 06, 2018
My bird also falls off
by: Anonymous

I have the same problem and also need help. My bird is about 5 years old. She is a cockatiel and she usually sleeps on top of her cage rather than inside. Her roof has a flat surface, But lately she has been falling off. Should this be a concern?

Editor's note: Yes, falling off, not jumping off, is always a concern.

Jan 07, 2013
My bird keeps falling off its stick in its cage.
by: Anonymous

I agree with the other posters about your bird being sick, and needing to see a vet.

However since you didn't include alot of info, it's hard for us to say.

We would need more info such as
bird's age, What breed is the bird?
is the bird fluffed up? (feathers should look as tho they are painted on, nice and sleek)
Is there discharge from the nares (nose)?
Is the bird playing rough when he falls off the perch?
Is the bird prehaps being startled, and then jumps off the perch?
How long have you had the bird?
Are you the first owner?
Is the bird eating? What do you feed him?
What do his droppings look like?
Any other strange behavior besides falling?

These are things you should include when asking for help about the bird. Even the smallest detail can be vital to the health or behavior of your bird.

However, These forums do not replace the medical attn, or needs of your bird. We're here to help, but really only an avian vet who can physically examine your bird can give you a more conclusive answer.

Do the right thing, get your bird examined by an avian vet. Please look for one near you. You will have to specifically ask the receptionist if they have an avian vet of staff.


Jan 06, 2013
My bird keeps falling off its stick in its cage.
by: Linda

Do as Tracie said because all new birds have to be examined by an Avian Vet during the first few days to make sure they do not have infections or other physical issues. This is called, "getting off on the right foot" and is not optional. A sick bird gets sicker and does not get over infections without being diagnosed and treated with the correct meds from an Avian Vet only. Do not give any over the counter meds or remedies and do not go to a pet shop and ask them, because they normally do not knwo what tney're talking about and will make matters worse for your bird.

The other issue is size and kind of perches. Birds need to be on natural safe wood branch perches, and these can be found in any shop that carries bird supplies and many places on the internet. Make sure perch diameter is correct for you bird's size feet. Too small perches are too hard to hold onto, and too large perches get bird poop all over them and stay nasty all the time.Use inside cage measurements for perch length and not the outside measurements because they won't fit. They come with hardware on them including an inside and outside washer and wing nuts.

First get your bird to avian vet and then make sure the correct size and type perches are in cage.

Link to natural wood branches on this website.

Jan 06, 2013
Bird keeps falling off its stick in its cage
by: Anonymous

Hi there, You didn't give enough information but it seems as though your bird is either very old or very sick and weak. You need to take your bird immediately to a vet. What you can do now and even after visiting the vet,is to put a piece of board (wood)about 6 inches wide in the cage for your bird to stand on and don't take out the perch. It'll be better for your bird, he or she will not fall and hurt himself or herself. When he or she gets well and strong again then you can remove the board. If your bird is old he or she maybe weak and is on the way to passing on. I hope that is not the case but if it is, you must remember that WE are all here only for awhile and some of us shall be here longer than others. Please take your bird to the vet and take care of yourself too, good luck and God bless!

Jan 05, 2013
Bird keeps falling off perch
by: Tracie

Please use this Find an Avian Vet link to find an avian vet for your bird so it can be examined to determine what is wrong and what the potential treatment might be. Your bird needs immediate help, and there is no way to diagnose over the Internet.

If you spray air fresheners or feed human food to your bird, then stop this immediately in case you are putting toxic items in your bird's system. Cooking or ironing with Teflon products will also kill your bird.

If your bird gets off it's cage and can chew and eat items in your home, stuff that you bring in on your shoes etc. then this can kill your bird.

If your bird gets well, then please read this Switching Birds To Pellets article for help in keeping your bird healthy. And look at our Toxic / Non-toxic for birds list to keep your bird safe.

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