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Urgent Egg bound lovebird? Should I act on this?

yulia.savc

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Please help! Her behaviour is completely different lately -
  • Sitting on the cage floor all the time
  • Drooping of the wings
  • a loooot of masturbation
  • swollen vent area
  • black feces!
  • strong nesting and aggressive behaviour
What should I do? Should I call an avian? Is she egg bound or is this a normal process of laying eggs?

PS. She doesn't have any mate, it's a single bird :(
 

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All sounds normal except the black poop. What is her diet?
I would call your vet and see if they can take a look at her. Black is not a good colour for poop.

The masturbation, swollen vent, "aggression", sitting on cage floor, slight droop to the wings are all normal nesting behaviours.
 

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The black poop is a big worry. She needs a vet ASAP.
 

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Black poop can mean bleeding high up in the digestive tract.
I would be concerned with those symptoms & consult a vet.
 

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Yup time to get to avian vet ER asap
 

yulia.savc

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Thank you all! Unfortunately an avian vet wasn't available today so we have an appointment tomorrow in the afternoon. Hope it will not make things worse...
 
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