Regurgitation

Malaika

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Hello everyone,

I am a little concerned for my OWA. She had breakfast this morning (I wasn’t there so I’m not sure if she regurgitated but she seemed fine). By 12/1 I gave her a bit of egg that she ate really well. After this she had a nap for a couple of hours and when she woke up she regurgitated a bit of the egg back up.

She didn’t want any food after that but she had access to it. She continued to sleep (which is normal) and she’s whistling as usual but I just gave her a red grape which she ate well. I turned around (so I wasn’t looking) and I heard a liquid-y sound hit the bottom of her cage so I thought she pooed because grape has a lot of water in it but when I turned to see her, it had come from her beak. I’m not sure if she regurgitated this time but I think she did as she had just eaten it.

She’s currently whistling at the moment, I was hoping for some advice. She may not regurgitate the rest of the day but she’s not having food in her stomach either. She’s not vomiting (from what I can see).
Thank you.
 

DizzyBlue

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Hi and welcome.
How old is your bird is it a youngster or an adult?
If nothing has happened since and your bird seems to be reacting as per normal everyday apart from that one issue then I would just monitor the situation for the next 24 hours.
Did you inspect what she/he regurgitated?
At the moment I have my whole flock in meltdown regurgitating everywhere at the slightest acknowledgement of their existence from me :rolleyes: besides being totally gross its normal for this lot as they are in breeding mode and every flipping one of them thinks I am going to swoon at the possibility of yucked up food being on the offering! They couldn't have it more wrong if they tried but I appreciate their thought of a gift ... sort of :risas3:
 

Malaika

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Hi and welcome.
How old is your bird is it a youngster or an adult?
If nothing has happened since and your bird seems to be reacting as per normal everyday apart from that one issue then I would just monitor the situation for the next 24 hours.
Did you inspect what she/he regurgitated?
At the moment I have my whole flock in meltdown regurgitating everywhere at the slightest acknowledgement of their existence from me :rolleyes: besides being totally gross its normal for this lot as they are in breeding mode and every flipping one of them thinks I am going to swoon at the possibility of yucked up food being on the offering! They couldn't have it more wrong if they tried but I appreciate their thought of a gift ... sort of :risas3:
I think she’s 14. She’s a rescue, she came to me about a year and a half ago. The only times she really regurgitates is when she goes on ‘holiday’ and hasn’t seen me for a week or 2 but that’s maybe once or twice a year. Yesterday she hadn’t seen me for about 4/5 hours (there are other people in the house) and she did start regurgitating then but nothing came out. Usually she’s excited but never regurgitates, today I spent the day with her as usual and she would just randomly regurgitate. Normally what she regurgitates is what she ate last. Yh I’ll definitely keep monitoring thank you haha other than that she seems fine. Her whistles are very demanding today it’s like she’s telling me why she’s regurgitating and that she’s probably hungry that no food is in her stomach
 

DizzyBlue

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Has she had a health check by an avian vet recently?
I get my lot health checked every year errr just not during breeding season as my lot might try and kill the vet they become very possessive of me during breeding mode .... the rest of the time its hmmm oh yeah it;s her the parrot slave and I am sort of dismissed!
 

Malaika

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Has she had a health check by an avian vet recently?
I get my lot health checked every year errr just not during breeding season as my lot might try and kill the vet they become very possessive of me during breeding mode .... the rest of the time its hmmm oh yeah it;s her the parrot slave and I am sort of dismissed!
Not recently, but they’re due one in a couple of months for their nails cut and beaks trimmed (I have 2)
 

DizzyBlue

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Watch your little one like a hawk for 24 hours check nothing else is amiss and if nothing happens or changes then just remember to tell your vet so they can update their information as to birds breeding condition on their records.
If something is amiss tomorrow or the day after then your going to the vets earlier for that health check its a good way of thinking ok health check early and get a vet opinion on that niggling doubt I had see what they think.
My lot only have to glance at me with a half wink and I am hammering down the vets door panicking!
Weird really other peoples birds I can think in a straight line and logically but my lot ..... MELTDOWN!!!
 

Malaika

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Watch your little one like a hawk for 24 hours check nothing else is amiss and if nothing happens or changes then just remember to tell your vet so they can update their information as to birds breeding condition on their records.
If something is amiss tomorrow or the day after then your going to the vets earlier for that health check its a good way of thinking ok health check early and get a vet opinion on that niggling doubt I had see what they think.
My lot only have to glance at me with a half wink and I am hammering down the vets door panicking!
Weird really other peoples birds I can think in a straight line and logically but my lot ..... MELTDOWN!!!
Definitely Yh! I’ll keep an eye on her. Haha last year they were fine but I think they’re getting a bit too comfortable now haha
 
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