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my female ringneck is acting strange today. she didnt leave the nest this morning so the male could take over sitting. she seems to be tired as her eyes close often. she and the male were both in a cooing fit and they havent ever done that. neither one would stop for about ten mins straight then after a few minutes would start up again. there is also i sour smell coming from her (i think) i havent been able to check her out much though because she is sitting and i dont want to disturb her. i was waiting for them to switch out but like i said she wont get up. im not sure what wrong with her. i havent actually seen her poo but the ones on the bottom all look normal.
any ideas on what i should do to help determine what if anything is wrong?
and help would be greatly appriciated.:(

EDIT: she was also making a weird sqwak noise i have never heard a bird cough so i dont know if that is what it was. but i just thought i add that in.
 

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my female ringneck is acting strange today. she didnt leave the nest this morning so the male could take over sitting. she seems to be tired as her eyes close often. she and the male were both in a cooing fit and they havent ever done that. neither one would stop for about ten mins straight then after a few minutes would start up again. there is also i sour smell coming from her (i think) i havent been able to check her out much though because she is sitting and i dont want to disturb her. i was waiting for them to switch out but like i said she wont get up. im not sure what wrong with her. i havent actually seen her poo but the ones on the bottom all look normal.
any ideas on what i should do to help determine what if anything is wrong?
and help would be greatly appriciated.:(
It is ok if you take her off the nest and she will poop then, I would reccommend it. I take mine off the nest everyday and put her in front of her treat seeds so she has her share. as far as the sour smell, put some ACV in their water, a few tablspoons to a gallon, you may want to add probiotics to the diet. they sell it at the pet smart or pet co.
 

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my female ringneck is acting strange today. she didnt leave the nest this morning so the male could take over sitting. she seems to be tired as her eyes close often. she and the male were both in a cooing fit and they havent ever done that. neither one would stop for about ten mins straight then after a few minutes would start up again. there is also i sour smell coming from her (i think) i havent been able to check her out much though because she is sitting and i dont want to disturb her. i was waiting for them to switch out but like i said she wont get up. im not sure what wrong with her. i havent actually seen her poo but the ones on the bottom all look normal.
any ideas on what i should do to help determine what if anything is wrong?
and help would be greatly appriciated.:(

EDIT: she was also making a weird sqwak noise i have never heard a bird cough so i dont know if that is what it was. but i just thought i add that in.
IF she smells bad from her beak and she is making a funny noise, she may have sour crop or another crop issue/infection.
 

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It is ok if you take her off the nest and she will poop then, I would reccommend it. I take mine off the nest everyday and put her in front of her treat seeds so she has her share. as far as the sour smell, put some ACV in their water, a few tablspoons to a gallon, you may want to add probiotics to the diet. they sell it at the pet smart or pet co.
ok i am going to pick her off of the nest and see if its normal. ill check out and see if i can figure out the smell too. what is ACV?
IF she smells bad from her beak and she is making a funny noise, she may have sour crop or another crop issue/infection.
is there something i should look for? like do i need to open her beak and look for something?

thanks for the help guys
 

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ok i am going to pick her off of the nest and see if its normal. ill check out and see if i can figure out the smell too. what is ACV?


is there something i should look for? like do i need to open her beak and look for something?

thanks for the help guys
Acv is apple cider vinegar, the organic kind that has the "mother" in it is a good kind to get, open her beak and see if you see any white patches or smell anything, she should be delvelping her crop milk also, and that has kinda of an off smell. I would get the ACV and probios anyway, it is good for digestion. The ACV is in the organic section of the grocery the probios, look in pet store for that.
 

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Gosh, I hope everything's ok.:( good luck!
 

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Acv is apple cider vinegar, the organic kind that has the "mother" in it is a good kind to get, open her beak and see if you see any white patches or smell anything, she should be delvelping her crop milk also, and that has kinda of an off smell. I would get the ACV and probios anyway, it is good for digestion. The ACV is in the organic section of the grocery the probios, look in pet store for that.
thanks. ill be sure to get those things. i just went up to check on her and to my surprise she was out already. her poo looked normal. a tried to open her beak but she was getting restless so i let her down. i smelled her head and around the beak..(lol) but she didnt have the bad smell. im not sure what it is. i noticed her feathers were not as fluffy looking and those spiney things were sticking out in some places. not sure what that was about. i went ahead and put a bowl of warm water in the cage and she bathed maybe she will be feeling a little better now. im still not sure why she stayed in the nest so long. i guess we all need to sleep in every now and then.
im still going to keep an eye on her though. just incase.
 

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Good good.
 
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