sick bird look

sick bird look2016-12-15T02:17:41+00:00

sick bird look 


Definition A self-explanatory term for the appearance of an unwell domesticated bird–e.g., parakeets/budgerigar, cockatoos, etc.

Clinical findings Increased sleeping and sleepy appearance, decreased movement, and fluffed feathers, which may reflect the bird’s attempt to conserve heat.  

Reference Avian Medicine and Surgery in Practice, B Doneley, CRC Press, 2010

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