If you have a parrot at home, then you certainly need to know all the possible reasons for its behavior. And if the feathered creature has been living with you for a long time, then you probably have already encountered more than one problem.
Quite often, the owners ask why the parrot is trembling, what it is connected with and how to help it. After all, the reason can be simple and banal, which can be solved on the spot without harming the bird, or it can be very serious – a disease that cannot be cured without the help of a veterinarian. Let’s try to figure them out.
Causes of Feathered Tremors
1. The adaptation period.
If you have recently had a feathered friend, then he can tremble for the first couple of days due to the need to adapt and get used to the new house and owner. This is quite normal for all parrots.
Moving to new housing, we also experience some stress and excitement. And the bird is no exception. Bear with it a little, the parrot will get used to it, calm down and will rejoice and live happily in your society.
If the bird froze, then, like any living creature, when it is cold, it begins to tremble. Try to cover the cage with dense tissue, be sure to leave its front part open. Nearby, you can fix a table lamp and direct it to the bottom of the cage (at a distance of approximately 0.5 meters).
The parrot will choose the most comfortable place for the temperature. Be sure to watch your breath. If shortness of breath appears – the lamp needs to be removed. You can also give the bird a weak honey water (just pour it into the drinker). And after 6-8 hours, offer the parrot a new vodka (with a solution of vitamins).
3. The lack of vitamins.
The presence in the diet of a dose of vitamins recommended by veterinarians, their manufacturer, doses and the right course also affect the condition of the bird.
4. Fright or stress.
If you have children, ask them if they scared the feathered creature. Maybe the budgerigar is trembling because of the experienced fear ?! Fright can also occur due to another bird or animal. There are frequent cases when a domestic cat greatly scares a bird in a cage.
Remember that if, in addition to trembling, other symptoms appear, you must definitely show the bird to the doctor. This can be a serious illness. And only a veterinarian can establish the true cause of the ailment.
For what symptoms do you need to take a parrot for examination to a veterinary clinic:
a) the bird itches;
b) the parrot pulls its feathers to the blood;
c) the bird has a reduced appetite or completely refuses to eat;
d) diarrhea appeared;
e) the parrot has become lethargic, has little movement;
e) it falls from the pole or is lame;
g) makes uncharacteristic sounds, etc.
Of non-communicable ailments, these can be:
A) Minor cracks in the beak or chipped beak due to lack of calcium
B) Bruises, injuries, bruises and abrasions
C) Digestive system disorders or poisoning (poor-quality food, drugs, toxic substances used for cleaning the house)
E) Burns of the oral cavity due to feeding hot food, or limbs – due to non-compliance with sanitary standards for the maintenance of poultry.
Stress during adaptation
To teach a parrot to a new cage, you need to put a bird in it, do not forget to check whether the bird is comfortable inside. If any accessories interfere with it or cause irritation, remove these items.
All poles or rockers should be comfortable. Give the bird time and the opportunity to thoroughly "explore" its new housing and look around, without rush and additional stress. In the first few days, do not let it out of the cage.
You can witness a parrot chewing on a cage. This is not a request for freedom. The bird just needs to grind off its beak. That is why they constantly gnaw at something: a cage, new wallpaper on the walls, pieces of furniture, etc.
In this regard, owners of feathered pets are advised to buy unpainted and made from environmentally friendly materials, which will not cause poisoning of the bird. The cage itself should be kept clean.
If your parrot likes to play like that, then you can braid part of the cage with natural tree branches. It will be more pleasant and safer for him to gnaw at them, rather than rods.