My Bird Is Throwing Up Clear Liquid (2 Reasons Why + What To Do)

A sudden change in your bird, and a dramatic change like your bird throwing up water, would definitely make any bird owner very confused and concerned.

This article is a look at why your bird is throwing up clear liquid.

My bird is throwing up clear liquid:

Throwing up of any kind is highly irregular in birds regardless of what type of bird you own, there are reasons for this behavior including: 

Drinking too much water:

Humans and birds don’t drink water the same way, humans can sip but birds cannot.

When birds drink water, they tip their heads into the water and then tip their heads backward to allow the water to run down their throats.

If your bird is throwing up clear liquid then the bird may have simply tried to take in too much water and now the water is running out of its beak making it look like it is throwing up. 

Also, if the bird had recently just drank some water, and its crop is full of water, the bird may throw up the water once you pick it up if you squash the birds crop forcing the water out 

What to do: 

If you know and can tell that your bird simply has had too much water to drink then you can let the bird be and not worry too much 

Simply keep an eye on the bird to make sure that other issues and signs of being in distress do not develop as time passes.

Infectious Laryngotracheitis:

This is a viral infection that is quite serious and can be fatal to your bird, Infectious Laryngotracheitis also called ILT can develop in chickens, pheasants, turkeys geese, quail, and ducks. 

A healthy bird can become infected with ILT if exposed to Gallid alpha herpesvirus type 1 (GaHV-1) which is the herpes virus that causes ILT.

This disease is easily transmittable, and your bird can become infected with it if it comes into contact with contaminated dead birds, contaminated bird tissue, contaminated humans, equipment, housing, or contaminated animals.

The disease is a highly contagious viral respiratory infection that can cause the bird to spit up mucus, which may be the clear liquid coming from your bird’s mouth

Other signs of this ailment in your bird include wheezing, gasping when breathing, watery eyes, watery discharge coming from the nostrils, and even the coughing of blood.

What to do: 

Taking your bird to the vet to be diagnosed is recommended. This viral disease does not yet have a cure but the bird may be given antibiotics if it develops a secondary bacterial infection. 

You’d need to quarantine this sick bird to keep the other birds from getting sick as well.

Also, make sure that you sanitize after you’ve come into contact with the sick bird to keep it from infecting your other birds 

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My Bird Is Throwing Up Clear Liquid (2 Reasons Why + What To Do)
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