by Nawal Ashouri
Hi, I have 3 parakeets. Which I've read tons about and they are part of the Parrot family. Anyway, one of the three birds has been strangely puffy. When we bought the birds, the clerk told us that one was a girl and the other two were boys. The girl is the puffy one.
I read somewhere online that if it's hiney isn't clean, then it's ill. Her's is clean. I check almost every day, but I'm still a little worried. She usually sits in a corner of the cage. For three parakeets, we do have a large cage. I do not know what could be wrong. We thought it may be the temperature, but why would one be affected without the others being the same. We have turned the temperature up for a couple of days in a row, but she reacted the same. I now leave the window open for them to get some air and I am starting to put them outside for a couple of hours a day.
What do you think is wrong. I've had a different parakeet, one before, but that one had the same signs, but a dirty bum and barely ever ate. He passed away before we got this bird. I do cover them at night, some say it helps. PLEASE answer every soon. If anything is wrong, I would like to get her help before...well...she passes.