As a general rule of thumb, any bird that that appears to be ill to its owner is usually seriously ill. Make an appointment immediately.
Here is a partial list of symptoms that signify potential illness in pet birds. If you notice any of these symptoms, contact our office:
Discharge, change in color, closing of or swelling of one or both eyes. Discharge from nostril/nostrils or vent. Plugged nostril/nostrils. Soiling of the head feathers. Sneezing. Difficulty manipulating food. Reduced appetite. Fluffed feathers. Inactivity. Droopy wings. Change in vocal quality or frequency. Weight loss. Equilibrium problems. Inability to perch. Swollen feet or joints Change in quality and of quantity of droppings. Open-mouthed breathing when at rest. Tail pumping. Visible lumps or masses anywhere on the body. Bleeding.