If this is a female bird, and it is hunched up, with a swollen abdomen, and is 'tail bobbing' (so raising the tail frequently) then its probably egg bound.
This is a form of cramp, and is usually a result of calcium deficiency, but can also be brought on by stress.
Firstly, increase the calcium in the diet- you can buy supplements such as 'Nutrobal' or 'Calcivet' which are very good, secondly be sure the bird is kept warm (not a problem in W. Australia i'm sure) and thirdly, you can insert a few drops of warmed olive oil into the vent to try and lubricate passage of the egg.
If there is any doubt about if she's a female, or if she's not eating, or seems to get worse, then take her to see your vet asap, as egg binding can be fatal if left untreated.
Thanks. I had a feeling it might have been egg bound. I will try your remedies and see how we go. It also has lots of blood feathers which i have been plucking out, not sure why it's getting these, but it seems to have a lot. Do you know what this is from???? or what I can do about it.
Thanks so much, really appreciate your time.
To finish answering your question: blood feathers are new feathers which, once they are fully formed. lose their blood supply and outer sheath, and turn into the beautiful feathers which you see. They are most obvious on the wings and tail.
You may be describing 'pin' feathers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin_feather) , which are basically the same thing but on a smaller scale, and cover the body and limbs. It would be more helpful to your bird if you let them come in. You can mist her daily with warm water.
I would suggest that you take her to the vet (www.aav.org/vet-lookup) ASAP, as she sounds rather critical to me. While you are waiting, increase the room temp (to around 80 degrees F (27C) if she can tolerate it - watch for overheating: panting, wings spread etc.), increase the humidity. If needed, move her to a plastic bin (makeshift hospital cage) with a padded bottom. Lastly, hand-feed juicy fruits,like small pieces of cut grapes or melon, and soft foods like warmed scrambled egg in addition to her usual favorites. Offer plain water without any vitamins or other additives.
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