Rescued Bird Scratching
I rescued a Severe (mini) Macaw six weeks ago. She was molting at the time and is now beautiful and looks perfectly healthy. However, she scratches her "ear" and opens her mouth wide. She also clutches the feathers above her left eye and holds them, closing her eyes. She looks like a person suffering from a hangover or a migraine when she does this!!! She holes this pose for 5-10 seconds at a time. I thought it was a molting thing, but she's still doing it.
Is there any need for alarm? Her feces looks normal, her appetite is healthy, and she is still vocal. (She gets VERY vocal with wing flapping around 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.) I'm not sure what to do. I have other birds coming home from the breeder this week (a CAG, a caique, and a blue-headed pionus). She is anxious for me to get the birds, but I don't want to expose them to anything toxic. Further complications include 1) I just had back surgery, 2) I cannot drive, and 3) the closest avian vet is 2 hours away!!!
I will post pics of this behavior if I can figure out how.
Thank you so very very much!!!