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Vent Prolapse in Birds



Successful treatment depends on timely detection. Treatment is done via surgery and behavior modification therapy.


Owners are advised to break the close bond for the good health of the bird and not stroke the bird on the back, feed it by hand, or cuddle the bird close to the body.




To prevent the cloacal prolapse from occurring again, the bird has to stop thinking of the owner as its parent or mate.

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  • Several logical gaps
    02/28/2016 12:54am

    First, it is far from clear why you think a relationship with people would lead to prolapse. Second, it is far from clear how you relate this to the substantial body of evidence that prolapse is tied to fertility problems. Third, most cases I have encountered have been in wild, not domestic birds, and your discussion does not address this.