my lovebird is idle

by mathew
(mumbai)

hi, i brought home a pair of love bird.the male is very active however the female just sits with her head turned back towards her back and puts her beak inside her feathers and sleeps. is this a sign of any sickness what needs to be done

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Feb 26, 2010
my lovebird is idle
by: Linda

Yes, this is a sign of sickness, and BOTH birds need to be taken to an Avian (bird) vet in your area. Do not take them to a regular dog and cat vet as they are not licensed to treat birds and can make matters worse.

ALL NEW BIRDS NEED TO BE TAKEN FOR AN EXAM BY AN AVIAN VET SOON AFTER THEY ARE BROUGHT HOME. The reason for this is most birds are already sick from breeder or especially a pet store. Their immune systems are down as well from moving into new homes and/or pet stores, and all need a good checkup for bacterial infections by a licensed Avian Vet.

Thanks for writing, and we wish you the best with your new birds,
Linda

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