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July 14, 2021

My cockatiel is yawning excessively

I have a cockatiel that’s about 49 days now, he’s still being handfed but only twice a day and the rest in from pellets and vegetables. He’s recently been doing a yawning motion alot and stopping it after 5 minutes. This happens once a day,everyday. Is there something wrong or am I being paranoid


Hi Moez,

Since he is still learning to eat on his own, he may be getting a pellet or piece of veggie stuck at times. Make sure he has fresh water available to him. If he continues or of it gets worse, you should take him to an Avian Vet. I would be worried he has an infection or obstruction if he is doing this throughout the day.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,


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