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Old 05-22-2020, 08:01 PM
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Tail bobbing?

Is this tail bobbing? Does she seem to be having trouble breathing? Every once in a while I freak myself out thinking they're sick, but this time I'm especially anxious because one of my birds is being treated for an upper respiratory infection. He has been separated for two weeks, though, so I would think if any of my other birds were sick I would have known by now?http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/5ec87597...6445908844.mp4

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Old 05-22-2020, 08:36 PM
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Re: Tail bobbing?

is there a way to view w/o downloading?
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:38 PM
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Re: Tail bobbing?

Also, you wouldn't necessarily know. Seemingly healthy birds can be asymptomatic carriers of illness...but I can't see the video, so I can't tell you my opinion on the "bobbing"
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:43 PM
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Re: Tail bobbing?

I posted to youtube, I don't know any other way

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Old 05-22-2020, 08:47 PM
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Re: Tail bobbing?

was she moving her head when this was taken? If you see her just sitting and looking forward, does it still happen?

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Old 05-22-2020, 08:49 PM
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Re: Tail bobbing?

It does look like tail-bobbing (albeit, not the worst I have seen)...but that can sometimes happen if they are balancing/moving. That is why I wonder if it happens when she is sitting up straight...If it does, she needs to get to a vet. Also- is it typical for her to tuck her head mid-day like that?

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Re: Tail bobbing?

I agree with noodle123 it could be because of wind or air but it could be tail bobbing keep an eye on her see if she's eating preening etc.
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Re: Tail bobbing?

Yes, she naps like that during the day sometimes. It does seem to still happen when she is sitting normally. I have a recheck for the bird being medicated tomorrow, so maybe I can see if they have room for one more? I feel kind of bad, but they aren't open on Sundays, so...

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Old 05-22-2020, 08:56 PM
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Re: Tail bobbing?

I would definitely get her in if it is happening when she is sitting still- especially given the fact that another in your flock was ill. Birds hide illness until they are nearly dead, so little things can actually be big read flags, you know?

I am not trying to scare you, but if there is no motion, wind etc, then the tail shouldn't move that way, and it's better to be safe than sorry, in my opinion. I hope she is fine and I am wrong.
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:58 PM
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Re: Tail bobbing?

I'll call in the morning. They've been very accomodating in the past (Just last week they squeezed me in an emergency appointment because I thought I had caused my bird to aspirate his medication. Turns out he was fine...ha oops).

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