u2 that chews on spit ???

by Belinda
(Cape Coral Fl)

I have a 3 year old umbrella cockatoo who appears to be chewing on her own spit its kinda thick but not discolored and she just sits there and spins it on her tongue all else seems normal she is on zupreem fruit blend and regular fruits and veggies occas seeds with no sunflower or peanuts should i be concerned
Thanks in advance for your time

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Jan 18, 2012
Cocktoo chewing on mucus
by: The Avian Vet

Many cockatoos have this and similar abnormal behaviors. It may not be a medical problem, but it could be a crop infection, particularly when feeding ZuPreem which has lots of sugar and can cause yeast infections. I recommend that you take your bird in to an avian veterinarian for a check up.

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I suggest your bird eat a high quality pellet diet like Harrison's or Roudybush pellets.

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Jan 14, 2012
by: Anonymous

My U2 does the same thing, I also do bird boarding and U2's in boarding also do the same.
All are avian vet checked annually and healthy.

Jan 12, 2012
by: diamondtia

This doesn't sound normal. A bird doesn't have spit like we do.

I would get in touch with an avian vet asap.

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