Why is my 4 year old alexandrine acting like a baby

by Tracey

My 4 year old hand raised alexandrine is acting like a baby wanting to be baby fed and fluffs up and sits in the corner of her large cage. She has always been cuddly but even her ring neck companion is confused at this open feed me mouth

Comments for Why is my 4 year old alexandrine acting like a baby

Click here to add your own comments

Oct 29, 2013
by: Tracey Butler

Thank you for your help with my bird. Apparently she wants to mate, just doesn't think the ring neck should have such thoughts.

Oct 26, 2013
Why is my 4 year old alexandrine acting like a baby
by: Linda

Your bird is either sick or something has radically changed in its environment sending it emotionally back to the baby it was. My money is on sick because the sitting in corner fluffed up is first sign of illness. You will need to take bird to an Avian Vet ONLY in your driving area. Do not take to dog and cat vet because they are not licensed or trained in care of birds and will make incorrect diagnosis, if they even bother to make one, and give incorrect meds in too high a dosage for birds. Usually, they just give you all kinds of meds none of which are going to help your bird. They can also mask a problem for when you do take bird to an Avian Vet, so no over the counter drugs and no drugs from dog and cat vets. Only Avian Vets are licensed and trained in the care of birds and other exotics, so make sure your birds are taken care of by an Avian Vet. This also applies to reptiles of all kinds and even some rare rodent species. Any exotic animal or bird needs the services of Avian Vet because they spend extra years' in school and training to get their licenses. Dog and cat vets are just that, only for dogs, cats, horses, cows, pigs and other familiar and easily diagnosed creatures.

Do not wait for trip to avian vet because birds get worse and worse until death from undiagnosed and untreated infections. They do not "get over" them and will die without help.

Thanks for writing and let us know how your bird is doing later on.


Click here to add your own comments