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Emerald has been holding out her wings shaking them like an overheated bird quite often each day, but it's 22 C degrees in the room. In my opinion it's impossible that she is overheated. I have seen a bird with a blood feather broken do this so it may be associated with pain too. I looked at her and there is no trace of blood on her or anywhere in the cage.

 

At the vets she kind of screamed when the vet was palpating her lower abdomen. The vet was asking if she had ever laid eggs so I suppose she was palpating for eggs. Do you think she is just nervous or could she be hurt? She went to the the vets the 30th of September. It's been a few weeks.

 

I used a computer translator to switch the 22 C to F it's 71.6 F.

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Hi Phoebes, it's hard to tell but I have seen similar behaviour in the aviary with hens in breeding condition. Maybe it is just a breeding thing, does she look like she is in breeding condition? It could be just hormonal. l.o.l., apart from that I don't know, I don't have indoor pets just my aviary.

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Is she throwing her head back and sort of arching her back when she does it? That is what they tend to do when they are looking to attract a partner. It's part of the mating ritual/dance. Looks a bit weird when they do it!

 

I hope she is fine!

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She isn't throwing her head back or arching her back. My other hens have done this.

 

I'm starting to think she is reacting to me feeding nutri berries to the other birds in another cage. I noticed it once after I had my back to her and I was talking in a high pitched voice to one of my other birds.

 

I am wondering if a hand this close to a bird is what scares her. I watched her all yesterday, while avoiding the high pitched voice, and haven't seen her wings out. Hopefully this will pass.

 

Also she had gone to the vet because of what she had on her beak and now most of it has fallen off. I believe this means she is out of breeding condition. I will keep an eye on her and avoid causing her undo stress.

 

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I watched your clip and she doesn't look sick. Emerald looks like she wants to breed and is flexing her wings at the cock bird in the cage with her.

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looks like interaction with the other bird,

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Thanks very much. I didn't know what to make of this.

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