Why is my parrot regurgitating and rechewing his food lately?

by Carol Lynn
(Montreal Quebec Canada)

Recently, my Amazon 20 plus years old, appears to often bring his food back up into his beak and chew it over again. He works to get the food up by bringing on regurgitation. I wonder what might be causing this - otherwise he appears ok.

He did have a digestive disturbance recently and this appears resolved now. His weight did go down somewhat and now he is regaining. His droppings appear satisfactory.

He will be seen by an Avian Vet in a few days. In the meantime I am troubled and wonder why he is rechewing his meals, which he is taking well. He is not on a formula diet
I thank you for your response.

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Jan 31, 2012
Why is my parrot regurgitating and rechewing his food lately?
by: Linda

It is not usually normal for bird's to regurgitate with food in there, so this indicates a trip to the Avian Vet. Have avian vet check your bird for both bacterial and viral infections. Viral infections can be found with some bloodwork, so at his age, go ahead and have basic bloodwork done to make sure organs are functioning properly and to see if a virus shows up in there.

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Let us know what Avian Vet has to say and thanks for writing,
Linda

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