Ask Lafeber


March 1, 2023

Stop eating

My citronella cockatoo has stopped eating last couple of days, will she do this before she lays an egg, she’s on her own so it won’t be fertile


Hi Donna,

If a parrot stops eating, this is a sign of a serious illness. They have such a high metabolism that even going one day without food can have the bird near starvation. You need to take her to an avian vet as soon as possible. Even if she is about to lay an egg, she should not stop eating. This could be a sign that she is egg bound. She needs immediate fluids and tube feeding by a Vet.

Take care,


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