Q. I have a amazon parrot and he gasps for air and ruffles his feathers and shakes at least twice a day. He is over weight so could it be that.
A. Obesity is not healthy for any pet and may be compounding the underlying condition. Any difficulty breathing should be addressed immediately by a veterinarian. See your avian vet for an exam. Rule out respiratory disease or infection as well as parasites. Feed a varied diet including fruits, vegetables and a quality pelleted diet. Limit the amount of seeds being fed.