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Rehomed foamy beak grinding

rebe

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I recently got my Alex x from a rehoming, (hatched 2018) and have noticed that when he grinds his beak (and only when he grinds his beak for a while) he gets an occasional foamy bubble while doing so

I'm not noticing any other symptoms of illness -his eyes, nose, and bum seem to be all clear

I've added photos of his poop, but as he is switching from a seed to pellet diet I'm not sure how much that may change his poop 20220108_213748.jpg 20220108_213736.jpg 20220108_213104.jpg
(Top is older, bottom is fresh, all sunflower seeds were used as training treats not as main diet)

He's currently just moving onto a pellet diet, and gets fresh greens daily, with nuts/seeds as treats
 

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@Hankmacaw any ideas? I've only heard of Cape parrots naturally have spit bubbles since they are known to be droolers.
Have you asked your vet? I wonder if it maybe indicative of a crop infection?
 

rebe

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I'm planning to take him to a vet once I find an avian one in my area- where I live parrots aren't popular pets and most places don't take parrots
 

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This may be totally unrelated, but the only bird I've ever seen with saliva bubbles/stringy foam in beak, was a Umbrella Cockatoo that was dehydrated.
 
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