Our quaker is shaking slightly and raising his wings up and down

by Stuart
(Melbourne Australia)

Our quaker is a healthy male about 14 weeks old, he still has his baby feathers and i thought he might be hot. The temperature in the house is quite cool. Is he trying to cool down? He has a bath regulary in his water bowl and would do so when he's hot?

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Jan 14, 2009
Quaker shaking slightly
by: The Vet

There are many behaviors that birds exhibit that is body language we do not understand. Trembling or shaking often means that they are cold or nervous. He probably will not bathe because he is hot.

My recommendation is to take him to see an avian veterinarian to rule out any health problems. He should go for a well bird check up any way if he has not yet been. He should get vaccinated for polyomavirus and he should be seen annually as a healthy bird and for vaccines.

Dr B

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