When our pet birds are sick, their natural instinct is to hide the fact that they are. Usually in nature, the other predators will take notice when a bird is weak with sickness. Evidence of being sick is hidden until the bird is physically able to move. It is important to know and understand when your bird is feeling under the weather.
Bird owners should be able to recognize the signs of trouble. Most symptoms of illness can be called acute. Usually during the first few days of the bird being sick, the owner will be able to tell if there is something wrong with it.
There are some symptoms that a bird owner will be able to tell if their bird is not feeling well. Some of these symptoms are not as bad as others, while some are more serious. You may have to take the bird to the veterinarian if the problem is something that you are starting to worry about.
If your bird is shaking or vibrating as if they were cold, this could be a problem in the bird. Another sign of a problem is when the bird sounds funny when they are breathing. If the breathing is sounding like they are choking or sucking, there could be some respiratory problems in the bird.
When your bird is not feeling well, they may have trouble perching. This is a sign that they are having problems with their balance or standing. If your bird is drinking more water than normal, they may be having a problem with their health. Discharge coming from their bills can also be a sign that the bird has a cold.
When your bird is not eating, as it should, or if their weight is changing for the more or less, there could be a problem with the bird's health. When a bird is drinking more water than usual this is a good sign that the bird is having some troubles. When your bird is having changes in their moods and behaviors, this could be a warning sign that the bird is having a hard time with their health.
Sneezing and color change may indicate the bird is not feeling the greatest. They may be expressing some form of symptoms from a cold or flu. This is when you should seek the treatment of a vet for your bird. There may be a serious problem lurking around for the bird.