Your new parrot should undergo a full veterinary evaluation to ensure he is healthy, to detect any potential health issues or conditions, and to establish a base-line health history at the veterinary clinic you will be utilizing.  It is important that you are thoroughly familiar with the normal, healthy behavior of your bird, and are able to identify changes in that behavior that might indicate a problem.  Generally speaking, by the time a parrot exhibits symptoms of illness, it is extremely sick and requires immediate veterinary attention.  Signs of illness in your bird include:

  • A consistent change in the quality of the droppings
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lethargy
  • A fluffed-up appearance
  • Tail bobbing
  • Increased, visible or audible respiration
  • Loss of balance or equilibrium

A Board Certified Avian Vet

Make sure you bring your parrot to a Board Certified Avian Veterinarian.  These vets have special training and knowledge in avian medicine that other veterinarians may lack.