I just re-read your post, are you talking about straining to poop
or masturbating, which is normal for adult birds. Your description
of what this bird is doing isn't all that clear.
On 9/04/07, Tammy wrote:
> Also you may want to feel her lower belly for an egg. One of our
> macaws who was supposed to be a boy (lol) started straining to
> potty and acting off, felt her belly and there was an egg, she
> ended up at the vets to have the egg drained and removed as it
> was too large for her to lay.
> Straining to poop and lifting legs and things are NOT normal
> adult behaviors from any bird. Please go to a vet, not a "bird
> specialist", whatever that is.
> On 9/04/07, Aunt Bea wrote:
>> On 9/04/07, BABy wrote:
>>> We have ben toldfby aparrot specialist that thisisthe
>>> behavoiurof a almostadult bird- she is inheat!It is still
>>> alittle scary asit seemstoscare her and also casues some
>>> sortof slight parlaysis- allthe samewe arehappyto jknowe
>>> thisisnatural- anyoneelse ever seen this??????
>> OK then, now have that bird checked for papaloma virus. The
>> symthoms you describe can also be associated with this virus.