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why does my cockateil puff up?

Postby gizmo101 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:37 pm

my cockateils puff up a lot and i want to know why they do it. its such a strange thing to do .any ideas?
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Re: why does my cockateil puff up?

Postby captwest » Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:57 am

Could be many different reasons, is it cold, in a draft? Fluffing up to keep warm.Could be getting ready to sleep, or it can be a sign of a sick bird. We really need more info to say, there several other reasons but if your bird is inactive and puffed up , i'd say sick,sleeping or cold.Maybe a vet visit is in order.
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Re: why does my cockateil puff up?

Postby entrancedbymyGCC » Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:57 pm

I agree with CaptWest. Briefly puffing up is usually a happy, comfortable thing, or basically reorgainizng feathers, Puffing up and pinning eyes or appearing poised to bite is anger, and sitting quietly puffed up all the time I am told is a sign of a sick bird. It really depends on the context for the behavior.
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Re: why does my cockateil puff up?

Postby gizmo101 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:32 pm

yes i think its just a happy thing or coldness because its just really fast and only last a few seconds.

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