Red Factor puffs up

My male red factor constantly looks like a big puff ball or blow fish. he does not appear ill and hops about the cage as normal. I am breeding him and have only noticed this since he started to mate.

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Jan 01, 2011
Bird puffed up
by: The Avian Vet

Sitting fluffed is an indication the he is not feeling well and probably cold. You should take him in to see an avian veterinarian.

Dr B

Dec 31, 2010
What kind of parrot?
by: Tracie

Male birds will often puff up to impress a female, but birds also puff up to keep warm when they are sick.

Dr B will not be able to tell you if your bird is sick, because he can not examine your bird. If your birds have not been to an avian vet for a health check before breeding, it would be a good idea to make sure you have healthy birds before breeding them.

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