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Apr 17, 2012
Shivering bird
by: Anonymous

Pleaase remember, birds are sensitive animals. The move to a new home is stressful and sometimes traumatic on the bird. New sounds, smells, things, toys, cage... etc.

Your bird is shaking, bc he's scared. Let him adjust to the new surroundings before you really start to interact with him.

Also, I would suggest to wear clothes that are not bright, or busy. Especially at first until the bird fully adjusts.

Talk to him thru the cage, and hand feed treats. If you run out of things to say, then sing in a gentle voice. Singing always helped to soothe my birds.

Another tip would be to make slow movements around the bird. Quick movements can cause stress. Try to keep the house somewhat quiet as well, especially when the bird is out of the cage.

My vet suggests that 10-14 hours of sleep per night for birds. When they are well rested, the levels of stress are reduced.

Please remember to get your birds wings clipped especially since he's new to your home. This will prevent serious injury, should he get startled.

Your new bird will also need to be seen by an avian vet once a year for a wellness exam to prevent illness that could result in death. Birds will never tell you when they are sick or hurting. SO vet visits are important!

Good luck with your new friend, I'm sure you'll both make a great companion for each other!

Hope this helps!

Apr 16, 2012
Bird is shivering
by: Tracie

Your bird may be afraid of you, and if that is the case you need to back off a bit and let the bird get used to you and it's new home.

If the bird shivers even when you are not near the cage then it is sick. You will need to Find an Avian Vet for your bird so it can be examined to determine what is wrong and what the potential treatment might be.

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