why does my cockatoo regurgitate her own spit and then play with it?

by carol
(philadelphia pennsylvania)

Why does my cockatoo keep regurgitating her spit and then playing with it? i just recieved her yesterday and did not read anything about them regurgitating their spit.

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Mar 03, 2012
Cockatoo
by: Anonymous

I hav a cockatoo an had it for four days no an yesterday I notest that it looks like he has somethink stuck in his throat I giv him some water an he takes it but then seems like he's throwing it back up its like thick slaver he doesn't seem him self an not eatin could he hav somethink stuck in his throat. How to hear seen Thank you

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Mar 02, 2012
Cockatoo
by: Anonymous

I hav a cockatoo an had it for four days no an yesterday I notest that it looks like he has somethink stuck in his throat I giv him some water an he takes it but then seems like he's throwing it back up its like thick slaver he doesn't seem him self an not eatin could he hav somethink stuck in his throat. How to hear seen Thank you

Feb 29, 2012
Cockatoo playing with "spit"
by: Tracie

Dr B says:

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.

Switching Birds To Pellets article
Dr B

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