It’s important to keep an eye out for subtle signs that may indicate your bird is unwell, as birds hide disease very well! These include:
Lack of appetite, decreased activity, weight change, changes in dropping, abnormal wing carriage, decrease in grooming, fluffed appearance, decreased talking, open mouth breathing, tail bobbing, , feather plucking, sitting motionless on the floor of the cage, falling from the perch, limping or perching on one leg.1. Put ads in every newspaper you can, inclusive of the local papers.
Use common sense! Sadly most people wait to long before bring a sick bird to the vet.
2. Display signs in your neighborhood, and at schools, churches, supermarkets, or wherever large numbers of people would see it.
3. Post an ad on appropiate Facebook sites
4. Contact all the veterinarians who see birds within 30 kilometer radius , of your home, as well as pet stores, feed stores, humane societies, and local councils
5. Place your bird’s cage outside full of food and toys in case it is in the area and can see it. If you have another bird, you can take it, out (as long as it is safely trimmed) to see if they will call to each other.
7. Make sure your pet birds are micro-chipped