Ask Dr Claire
Rainbow lorikeet who is happy but has been vomiting constantly
- Infectious disease (bacteria, yeast)
- Intestinal obstruction (such as foreign bodies ie toys, bedding material, wood)
- Motility disorders
- Metabolic diseases
It’s not uncommon for a bird to eat foreign material and this can result in obstruction (partial or complete) if it gets lodged in the gut and can’t move through.
A hands-on examination from your local avia vet would be a great place to start. They may even recommend a blood test to assess base health. Abdominal imaging (such as radiography and ultrasound) is often used in cases of vomiting to better see what’s going on in the abdomen.
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