Spray your birds feathers occasionally with a mist spray so that they do not become too dry. Most birds enjoy a birdbath so one should be provided.
If your bird gets too chilled it can catch a cold. The symptoms would be a lack of energy, wheezing and fluffing up of feathers. Keep him warm and dry, remove any birdbath and contact your local vet.
Too much green food, mouldy food or a change in diet can cause this. If your bird has loose droppings then keep them warm, ensure they have plenty of fresh water and contact your local vet if it persists.
Red mite is the most common bird parasite, which feeds on bird’s blood, causing irritation and weight loss. This can easily be dealt with by spraying your bird with mite treatment, which you can purchase from your local Jollyes.
It is important that your bird’s beak and nails do not become overgrown. Check this regularly and if they do then contact your local vet.
Can be caused by a poor diet, lack of exercise and stimulation. As mentioned previously, birds that are housed on their own will require a lot of attention and toys to keep them entertained. If you notice that they have started to pluck their feathers out, this is a sign of boredom and frustration. Give your bird attention and provide them with a wide variety of toys. If the problem persists then consult your local vet as soon as possible. Birds naturally shed feathers but this should only be the odd feather at the bottom of the cage. It is advisable to provide your bird with a companion if they are going to be left on their own for long periods during the day.