umbrella cockatoo shakes

by steven

sometimes he shakes ,he gets right up to me and shakes, thanks for the help. my mistake he is a she, layed an egg a few years ago.

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Feb 14, 2016
by: dan

I recently rescued a cockatoo. I immediately took her to my vet which told me its normal for females. This. Bird had plucked her feathers to the point of self mutilation. In 2 months and alot of attention she has very little bare spots and gained alot of weight. Although she has become essentially my bird. She loves my grandkids but not my wife. Any ideas why.?

Nov 05, 2011
by: Anonymous


Oct 28, 2011
umbrella cockatoo shakes
by: Linda

If you have reason to believe your bird is ill, then he has to be seen by an Avian Vet only in your driving area.

Signs of illness are lack of energy, not eating as much as normal, runny stools, mucus from the eyes or nose. The very first sign of illness can be shaking. Sick birds cannot regulate their body temperature so they are cold all the time.

Have your bird examined immediately by an Avian Vet so they can check for infections or other physical problems. Birds do not get over infections without being properly diagnosed as to what kind of infection and treated by an avian vet. Do not give any over the counter meds, especially those recommended by a pet store because they are not avian vets and do not know what is wrong with your bird. They will attempt to sell you something that will make your bird worse just to get your money, so take your bird to an Avian Vet and have him examined and diagnosed so the correct dosage of meds can be given.

Thanks for writing,

Oct 28, 2011
U2 shakes
by: Anonymous

This is a very common thing for a female cockatoo to do. The shaking is sort of a mating ritual for the females.

The best thing to do, is not pet her beyond her head. They only do this during the breeding season. By petting your cockatoo past her head or cuddling with her during the breeding season, can encourage her to lay eggs.

I have 6 cockatoos and 4 of them are females. All of my females does this, this time of year. It is nothing to get alarmed about, but just be sure to try and control the shaking. You may even find that she will rub her behind against a toy and still do this shaking ritual.

Hope this helps.

Oct 28, 2011
by: Anonymous

what i was asking is why does she do that, the shanking that is.

Oct 28, 2011
Cockatoo shakes
by: Tracie

I am not sure what you are asking, sorry.

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