My cockatiel has been holding his mouth open alot

by Haley G
(Athens Tx US)

My cockatiel has been holding his mouth open alot like he is trying to make a loud sound but nothing comes out, I leave on tv and things playing on my computer for him to watch and listen to all day so he could be mimicking something, but he also stays fluffed up alot but his feet are warm and hes eating fine and frisky I just didnt know what the deal was with him doing that with his mouth

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Aug 06, 2010
Cockatiel fluffed and holding mouth open
by: Tracie

I am so sorry, but you need to get your bird to an avian vet asap. Sitting fluffed up and holding it's mouth open is a sign if illness. Birds hide illness until they are very sick, usually.

Let us know how it goes at the avian vet's office. Please do not take your bird to a regular vet, they often kill birds because they have not been trained to take care of birds. You can look for an avian vet on our Find an Avian Vet page if you need to find a vet.

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