If you own a parakeet pair or group then you need to know about the parakeet behavior changes for sickness. It is upto you to take care of them if any one them is sick. Though parakeets rarely show their sickness to avoid the predator hunt but we humans can see through their behavior of avoiding sickness. You have to pay attention to every bird in lot to know if there is any sick parakeet.
There are some common signs among all parakeets for the sickness. You can trace these signs and work on it to prevent your parakeet from getting sick.
Sickness Reason – Parakeets often get sick due to stress and nutrition issues. Other than that climate changes, fights can sometimes affect bird a lot that requires our constant attention to them.
Signs of Sickness
Feathers – You may notice soiling of feathers, puffed up feathers, discoloration of feathers over a period of time.
Droppings – When parakeet gets sick you’ll notice that there are some changes in droppings like- color changes in droppings, seeds in droppings and sometimes loose droppings.
Behavior- Parakeet often shows these behavioral changes during sickness- vocal changes, slow movements, inability to perch, weakness and inactivity. Tail bobbing with each breath or head shaking by spraying seeds is also one sign of sicknesss.
Physical Changes – Notice these changes – bleeding, sneezing, swollen feet or joints or lumps, discharge from eye or nose, loss of appetite, eating in excess or weight loss. Wheezing, vomiting and breathing with mouth open are also known signs of sickness in parakeets.
If you notice any of the above changes in your parakeet then you should take the bird to vet. This will help diagnose the bird for exact sickness cause. Pay attention to your parakeet regularly and have a good with them.