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Cockatiel pukes, just food, millet, the only thing the bird

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cockatiel pukes
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Does the vomit look liquidy or foamy? Is there food in it?
Customer: just food, millet, the only thing the bird had, tiny amount though
JA: Could the cockatiel have eaten anything unusual?
Customer: she is out all day she's def hungry as she's eating millet atm
JA: And what's the cockatiel's name and age?
Customer: Dini, born 10/2020
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: on a mix of pellets and seeds (small amount) and daily veggies
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  Susan MRCVS replied 18 days ago.

Hello, I’m Susan and I’m a vet in the UK. I’m sorry to hear Dini is feeling ill. Whilst regurgitating food can be a normal behaviour for some birds, it can also be a sign of digestive tract problems. For example bacterial infections, viral and parasitic infections. I recommend a physical examination with a local vet practise. The vet will be able to dispense any medication if it’s appropriate. In the meantime if Dini will sit on a set of digital kitchen scales then that will be useful way for you to monitor Dini’s weight.