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Question:

August 24, 2021

Female cockatiel


My female cockatiel is breathing heavily why ?


Answer:

Hi,

This means something is seriously wrong with her, and she needs to be take to a Vet as soon as possible. She may have a respiratory disease, or since it’s a female, she may have been trying to lay an egg and it has become stuck inside of her. An eggbound bird will die if she is not helped by a vet to extract the egg.

Take care,

Brenda

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