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Exclamation Does my bird look sick?

I know I should go to the vet if I am worried, I plan to today or tomorrow, but I would like some advice.

My bird has ruffled feathers, and it is really worrying me. For those of you who know what a healthy or sick bird looks like. Do you think mine looks unhealthy? Sorry, they aren't really good pictures, they are the best I can get for now.





This is him less than a month ago. His feathers look different.


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I wouldn't say there was anything wrong with him. My conures are 100% fluffy 24/7 and there isn't a thing wrong with them. He also appears to be moulting. I'd still go to the vet just to be sure, but other than that he looks okay! Just a little pinny from his moulting is all I see.

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does he/she stay fluffed up all the time what does the poo look like normal or different?

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No, I have noticed them being fluffed up the last few days. I don't think his poop is any different than usual.

He isn't acting any differently, he has been eating the same as always.

Maybe I am just overreacting. I went into his room twice and saw him under his food bowl, for some reason that caused me to worry(he is almost never on the bottom of the cage) I have checked on him at least 20 times since then and he is sitting on his perch. I also thought he was breathing kind of heavy, but I never really paid much attention to his breathing before so I am not 100% sure. I decided to look at conure videos on youtube, and all of the breathing seems about the same rhythm as what he is doing. I know I sound crazy. lol.

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Nothing obvious wrong in the pix..... But.... Follow your instincts... If you feel something is off then get him checked... Good luck.
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It seems like his feathers are back to normal!


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It isn't uncommon for birds to puff up. Yes it is a bad sign, especially if they do it for long periods of time. But I have found with my green cheek conures that they are more puffy than my other birds

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My parrotlet is like that , puffy is normal for him when he is resting or interested in something... And if he gets excited he looks like a little puff ball...lol
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Maxx is fluffy most of the time. He does look like he has some stress feathers. The diagonal black lines on his feathers. Has anything changed in his cage? Has he been frightened by anything? I does look like he is going through a molt and that can be stressful. Other than that, he looks normal to me.



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I'm with Daisy and Bob, he looks like he's molting to me too.

ParrotletsRock, my let likes to fluff up too, she looks like a blue fluff ball.
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