African Grey Health & Hygiene
African Grey parrots get due sick due to poor nutrition or stress. Poor nutrition comes from the amount of food you feed it or the type of food. Stress can come from feeling unloved or not part of the 'clan' or 'flock' that is why attention, plaing games and exercise are essential for the parrots happiness.
Birds, usually hide their health problems, this is a self-defense ability birds use to keep their predators from attacking them. It is part of their survival instinct, because of this it could be a couple of weeks before you will even knows that your bird is sick.
Here are some symptoms to look for if you think your African Grey Parrot is sick:
- A Reduced appetite
- A discharge from its nose or eyes
- Swelling around its eyesand sneezing
- Trouble eating
- Weight lossand poor balance
- Limping or swollen feet or joints
- Bleeding anywhere
You pet African Grey may be shaking or shivering, you should not be too concerned, as they tend to do both quite often. Greys do tend to be a bit on the nervous side if not socialized well, so it doesn’t mean that they are cold or scared, it’s perfectly natural for them to do this.