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Normally the regurgitating motion is a sign of happiness/bonding/affection. I had a slightly... excitable bird that would chirp, rub against and regurgitate to anything.... iodine bell, chew toy, cage wiring.. He was definately a happy and content bird though lol.

 

So hopefully it means he's feeling a bit better and very happy about it :)

 

 

It is also a sign of megabacteria and canker. It is irresponsible to just say it is a sign of affection. Unless diagnosed it could be anything ^_^ When things are posted on a worldwide forum like this you have to be careful what you say.

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Normally the regurgitating motion is a sign of happiness/bonding/affection. I had a slightly... excitable bird that would chirp, rub against and regurgitate to anything.... iodine bell, chew toy, cage wiring.. He was definately a happy and content bird though lol.

 

So hopefully it means he's feeling a bit better and very happy about it :)

 

 

It is also a sign of megabacteria and canker. It is irresponsible to just say it is a sign of affection. Unless diagnosed it could be anything :rolleyes: When things are posted on a worldwide forum like this you have to be careful what you say.

 

Oh my gosh, is that serious? Ah!

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Normally the regurgitating motion is a sign of happiness/bonding/affection. I had a slightly... excitable bird that would chirp, rub against and regurgitate to anything.... iodine bell, chew toy, cage wiring.. He was definately a happy and content bird though lol.

 

So hopefully it means he's feeling a bit better and very happy about it :)

 

 

It is also a sign of megabacteria and canker. It is irresponsible to just say it is a sign of affection. Unless diagnosed it could be anything :rolleyes: When things are posted on a worldwide forum like this you have to be careful what you say.

 

Oh my gosh, is that serious? Ah!

Can be...as the symptoms fit a few illnesses it is good to get a proper diagnosis so the meds fit the problem.

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I suppose I'll have to wait until I get paid on Tuesday/Wednesday before I can venture off to an avian vet. He's been exceptional today. It's only the regurgitating movement that makes me really nervous!

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Hey I would not be overly worried about mega or cankers, he would be showing other signs but by all means take him to the vet, the meds I gave you will keep anything a bay untill you can. If his poos return to normal and the regurg stops then I would say keep an eye on him but if neither of these things change then get him to Colin Walker (he is open 9-5 monday to friday and one of the cheaper ones around you)

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Hey I would not be overly worried about mega or cankers, he would be showing other signs but by all means take him to the vet, the meds I gave you will keep anything a bay untill you can. If his poos return to normal and the regurg stops then I would say keep an eye on him but if neither of these things change then get him to Colin Walker (he is open 9-5 monday to friday and one of the cheaper ones around you)

 

His droppings have changed! They've returned to normal, which is fantastic. The regurg movement still occurs, which is worrying. He's slowly getting used to his surroundings. :P

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Normally the regurgitating motion is a sign of happiness/bonding/affection. I had a slightly... excitable bird that would chirp, rub against and regurgitate to anything.... iodine bell, chew toy, cage wiring.. He was definately a happy and content bird though lol.

 

So hopefully it means he's feeling a bit better and very happy about it :D

 

 

It is also a sign of megabacteria and canker. It is irresponsible to just say it is a sign of affection. Unless diagnosed it could be anything :P When things are posted on a worldwide forum like this you have to be careful what you say.

 

Woops. I dont think i finished that post properly :S I started with "normally" because that is the usual reason for head bobbing / regurgitating. I was supposed to end it by saying "unless there is an illness or behavioural disturbance that also causes it, i HOPE it just means he's feeling happier".

 

Good catch kaz. Thanks :)

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Normally the regurgitating motion is a sign of happiness/bonding/affection. I had a slightly... excitable bird that would chirp, rub against and regurgitate to anything.... iodine bell, chew toy, cage wiring.. He was definately a happy and content bird though lol.

 

So hopefully it means he's feeling a bit better and very happy about it :P

 

 

It is also a sign of megabacteria and canker. It is irresponsible to just say it is a sign of affection. Unless diagnosed it could be anything ;) When things are posted on a worldwide forum like this you have to be careful what you say.

 

Woops. I dont think i finished that post properly :S I started with "normally" because that is the usual reason for head bobbing / regurgitating. I was supposed to end it by saying "unless there is an illness or behavioural disturbance that also causes it, i HOPE it just means he's feeling happier".

 

Good catch kaz. Thanks :)

 

 

Sorry for the pickup on your post Dean, but we have to be careful about what we advise people.

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Um, so does anyone know any tips for syringing? Because my hand is torn, my middle finger is bleeding, and a full syringe is still sitting on the table. Argh! He just won't bite on the plastic! I might give AV a call but I don't want to put her out.

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Try and hold his head at the base between two fingers. If all else fails you can just add the stuff to his water and forget the other method. Really if he has settled and his poo is returning to normal and he is eating and dinking then just give him a small amount of water with the powder in it two times a day. the first few rounds should hold him over and being young he will drink more then an adult bird anyway.

 

Sorry to hear about your fingers. Oh the fun of pet ownership! :doh:

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Sorry to hear about your fingers. Oh the fun of pet ownership! :doh:

 

They're absolutely shredded! I felt so guilty holding him, he's started stepping up and he's a lot more vocal these days. I've definitely seen him eat, and drink. I guess I'll try that method!

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If he is drinking then just add it to his water he should be fine

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