• Welcome to Avian Avenue! To view our forum with less advertisments please register with us.
    Memberships are free and it will just take a moment. Click here

Lovebird Fishy Breath

Az97

Moving in
Joined
1/8/21
Messages
7
Real Name
Ana
My lovebird Kiwi has fishy breath! I’ve owned 3 lovebirds in my life & have never experienced something like this. I plan on taking her to the vet, but wanted to know if anyone has any experience with this and what happened? What can it be?
I must say Kiwi has a bad habit where sometimes she’ll eat her droppings or I’ll come home after work, and see that she pooped in her water and potentially drank her water. I clean her cage consistently but sometimes these things still happen no matter how much I clean /:
 

sunnysmom

Ripping up the road
Avenue Veteran
Celebirdy of the Month
Mayor of the Avenue
Avenue Spotlight Award
Joined
9/16/13
Messages
27,130
Location
Pennsylvania
Real Name
Michelle
Possibly a yeast infection? Yes, you should get her to a vet to get checked out.

@Zara ?
 

Zara

❀♡ My birds are responsible for 99% of my typos ♡❀
Super Moderator
Celebirdy of the Month
Mayor of the Avenue
Avenue Spotlight Award
Avenue Concierge
Joined
1/8/18
Messages
27,226
Location
Reino de España
Yes, you should get her to a vet to get checked out.
Definitely. Odd-smellng breath is not normal.

bad habit where sometimes she’ll eat her droppings
I would mention this to the vet and ask for tips on how to combat it.
Maybe multiple food bowls, more foraging, or something else. It´s not something I have had experience with but is something we should try to get them to stop somehow.
 
Top