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Polledk123

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I hope this is the right place to ask

i just got my baby blue yellow macaw he is 5-6 months Old he is really the best freinds i allways wanted.

but i have notice when we a playing he goes nuts like he have adhd, he is not mean he just wanna be close to me all the time, but i have notice he is breahting kinda like a dog not Much tho just a little bit, Can it be because he is stress or over excited, he seems fine eating drink and full of energy.
I bhought him from a breeder where he was going in a lillte cage
 

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@Shezbug maybe able to help you

@troy @Macawnutz @Icey all have macaws will be able to help I am sure missing some brains not working at min
 

Polledk123

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Can they see my post ?
 

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I've edited your thread title to help people understand what you need help with. May get more people!

Has he ever been to a vet for a well bird checkup?
 

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Sharing a video of what you’re seeing will help others be able to tell you if what you’re seeing is normal.
 

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Hej
I hope this is the right place to ask

i just got my baby blue yellow macaw he is 5-6 months Old he is really the best freinds i allways wanted.

but i have notice when we a playing he goes nuts like he have adhd, he is not mean he just wanna be close to me all the time, but i have notice he is breahting kinda like a dog not Much tho just a little bit, Can it be because he is stress or over excited, he seems fine eating drink and full of energy.
I bhought him from a breeder where he was going in a lillte cage
There are many possible root causes for “labored breathing” which is how I interpreted your breathing kinda like a dog. Wirh Out seeing a video I am left to imagine a panting dog.

First rule out the simple things…

The bird could be hot and that is one way he is cooling off… he could be overheating from playing and exerting himself, your home maybe too warm…

After that you need to consider it might be a medical issue… from something as simple as an allergy, to something for complex like a respiratory issue. If you haven’t already done it… you should take the bird to an AVIAN VET and get a full blood panel, and tested
For diseases… I assume
Because you have the bird so early you got it a breeder, or a Birdstore and it wasn’t rehomed.
If the breeder and/or store are reputable the breeder should have had the bird tested and the should insisted it be tested. Because once it got to a bird store and it was exposed to all the other birds… depending on the store practices it could have been exposed to a virus or bacteria.

so get that done….

amd you will know for sure. Plus it’s a good idea to go to an avian vet so he can examine the bird and check things like bone structure, evaluate its coloring as sign of it having the proper nutrition, and make a determination of the birds overall health.
 

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Also, take a video of the head shaking adhd thing, it may just be normal bird behavior for him… my macaws all do different things with their heads… my blue and golds bob their heads and sometimes move their heads in a circular pattern when they are excite… usually when I see them first thing in the morning to put them outside.
 

Polledk123

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I cant post a video in here
 

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You need to upload a video to utube or another platform and share video link on here
 

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Polledk123

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Here are two videos i got him last friday, today he started acting like a baby he is 4-5 month Old
 

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He is hungry. They can act like babies when they are very hungry.

Get him some warm cooked smashed sweet potato. That should make him happy.
 

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Polledk123

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Does he Sound normal, he have just got some mashed up zupreem pellet :) but the other days he Will eat by him self but today he is acting like a baby.
 

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At his age he should be able to eat dry foods, along with some fresh or steamed veggies (cool to room temp) & other wet foods. No in shell nuts yet. His beak needs to grow a bit yet for in shell nuts. Should be OK around 6 months or so. Mashed sweet potatoes are great. You can microwave a mashed sweet potato & remove the skin & mash it with a fork. Only takes a few minutes. Then cool to room temp.
 
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