Shaking spectacled parrot - related to molting?

by Jan Martinez
(Santa Fe, NM USA)

My father has a spectacled parrot. Tonight we noticed he was shaking his wings - it almost looked like shivering. We also noticed feathers in the bottom of his cage and thought he might be molting. Could the shaking be related to molting? Should we be worried about him?

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Aug 02, 2010
Bird shaking and molting
by: Tracie

Shaking is not related to molting. Your bird could be displaying to impress you, trying to scare you away or it could be sick. If it shakes even when you are not near the cage, I would lean toward the "could be sick" theory.

Birds should see an avian vet every year for a well check up and for vaccination, so if your bird has not seen a vet, please go ahead and take your bird in for a check up.

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