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Depression in pet birds


A bird can become depressed and this situation happens more often than you might think. Depression in birds can have several causes: change in cage position, illness, death cage partner, simple boredom or loss of favorite toys. It is very important to report changes that occur with depression and to identify the source of this state to bring joy winged friend.

Symptoms of depression in birds include: plumage is unkempt, loss of appetite, changes in consistency seats. Also, a bird can be very irritable or depressed will pluck feathers. If you notice any of these symptoms, the first thing you should do is to go with the bird to a veterinarian for a complete consultation. If the vet finds no medical cause for the symptoms of bird, then you should consider depression.

Examine the bird cage and surroundings to ensure that living space is clean and comfortable winged. Many times depression can be caused by living in an uncomfortable environment. Check the position of the cage to see if it is not located in a place that could stress the bird, such as a door which is current. If possible, move the cage in an area where the bird house can watch the daily activities.



Inadequate mental stimulation is an important cause of depression in pet birds. Make sure you have many safe and fun toys for your bird. It is advisable to run a regular rotation of toys from which the bird has access. Thus, the winged friend will always have something new and interesting to play and be free of boredom.

It is very important that all family members to spend time alone with the bird. Winged and must enjoy the moments spent outside the cage every day. Moments spent with pet birds will help strengthen the relationship between owner and pet winged and will be able to avoid the depression.