If your bird is hurt or ill please take him or her to a bird vet. I almost lost my first African Grey because of the yeast infection so get your bird to the vet ASAP.
Birds try to hide their illnesses and their injuries and rarily show pain. Puffed up for unusually long times and at unusual times of day (This usually means the bird is trying to keep all the heat it can in his/her system and is ill). They will also help you with how to feed the bird and tell you the best time to wean.
Loose potties (consistently having wet potties is another major warning sign). Much more needy/cuddly/wanting to be held than usual. They said they didn't need to put a warning on the product. My wife is at the store right now buying some baby food. --Bird Hot Line] Ashley Responds: I was confused when I got my 1st bird too. That is what the people that I bought my bird off of told me. Scott Responds: First are you mixing the formula right?This is to protect themselves from being pushed out of the flock. Most handfed bird die from many simple things but NOT EATING IS USUALLY THE FIRST SIGN OF SICKNESS.When a bird acts really sick it is usually too late. Roger Responds: To get your young bird to start eating pellets, let it have a few to play with.These programs vary from state-to-state and even from community-to-community on what services they offer and how they offer them.We use this database to give callers information about what resources are available to them in their communities.