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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.