Ask Lafeber


November 15, 2019


My Cockatoo has recently started bending way over to watch herself poop. Is there a reason for this behavior? She is 29 1/2 years old and very well adjusted.


Hi Amber,

I have seen this behavior and some birds seem to do it for their own amusement. But I have also heard of birds doing this when they are having intestinal issues that make it hard for them to poop, or nutritional issues. with the latter they end up eating their dropping. If she is in good health I wouldn’t worry about it. Just keep an eye on her and if there is any change in her droppings or behavior, it is probably time for a Vet check up.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,


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