Tiel vomitting - help

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Tiel vomitting - help

Post by DeeAnna We » Thu, 27 Oct 1994 04:23:14



Regarding the tiel that was vomiting seed one evening:

I have a lutino tiel who just loves fresh wheat bread. Amy can eat it so
fast that the bread apparently builds up in her esophagus rather than
passing down into her crop. So occasionally, I'll see her regurgitating
what she's just eaten. I'd say if the vomiting occurred only as an
isolated incident and the bird seems otherwise healthy and alert, I'd
not worry too much. But if it happens again in the near future or the
bird starts acting "off", I would be concerned. You might think about
what your bird was doing just before it vomited -- were the seeds a
special, favored treat or was your bird especially hungry then?

DeeAnna

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Tiel vomitting - help

Post by Spencer Doidg » Sun, 30 Oct 1994 12:38:03


My 'tiel does it occasionally when I clip his wings. Then I think it's just
stress. I've also heard of people having birds who regurgitate for affection
(breeding behavior of many birds in the nest).
 
 
 

Tiel vomitting - help

Post by ann.mcgr.. » Tue, 01 Nov 1994 03:00:47



NE>My 'tiel does it occasionally when I clip his wings. Then I think it's just
NE>stress. I've also heard of people having birds who regurgitate for affection
NE>(breeding behavior of many birds in the nest).

Some of my budgies regurgitated to show affection.  Mouse the
budgie goes through the regurgitating motions once in awhile by
his mirror or when he's particularly glad to see me but he doesn't
spit up like some of my other budgies did.

It _might_ be a stress thing with your tiel.  My tiel gets stressed
when his wings are clipped.  He's used to being handled but wing clips
still cause him stress.

Annie
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Tiel vomitting - help

Post by Laurie L. Roberts » Wed, 02 Nov 1994 11:46:17


Our 'tiel also does this occassionally.  I asked our avian vet and she said
that bird's don't have muscular contraction in their esophogus like we do.
Occassionally, they will eat to much to fast and it backs up. We found her
"indigestion" rarely lasts longer than five minutes so that might be a useful
guideline for determining whether to worry.

Laurie