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My sun conure. My sun conure, is suddenly lethargic, his
My sun conure, is suddenly lethargic, his feathers are fluffed out, he was closing his eyes half way, he seems to be weak, his bowel movement is clear. He was normal earlier today. I was putting out his water and he drank alot more than usually. Then an hour later he was not doing well. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a Sun Conure (about 10 years old), and I noticed he
I have a Sun Conure (about 10 years old), and I noticed he recently sleeps on the bottom of the cage with my 1.5-year-old Sun Conure. Also, the 10-year-old Sun Conures feathers are puffed up. During the day, he usually stands on the perch and not on the floor of the cage. Further, I noticed he has a tendency to try to place his whole body into the food bowl, and using his beak, he spills all the seeds. He is eating and drinking water. Is this normal behavior due to Spring Time and possible wants to mate or a sign of illness? I had a another Sun Conures who is the brother of the 1.5 year Sun Conures and sadly he passed away this past Monday. Therefore, I am not hypersensitive to any out of ordinary bevahir. … read more
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August Abbott, CAS
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My sun conure got out of his cage and tangled in sewing
my sun conure got out of his cage and tangled in sewing thread for an unknown period of time perhaps up to 12 hours. I just got home from work. he is free now and eating apple. His leg was restrained … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Is there any way to make a vet collar for a Conure or wrap a
Is there any way to make a vet collar for a Conure or wrap a conures foot to keep him from reopening a wound? His toenail was bitten off by another parrot this morning … read more
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BeverlyC1016
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We have a 26 month old sun conure. today brought home a 3
we have a 26 month old sun conure. today brought home a 3 months old sun conure who flow onto older ones cage and got toe bitten. Later the older one flew onto babys cage and ended up biting babys ton… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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A have a sun conure and when he screeches it sounds like his
A have a sun conure and when he screeches it sounds like his voice is sore. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Of my 5 month old conures is acting strange had his nails
of my 5 month old conures is acting strange had his nails clipped and wings trimmed. One of the nails bled so,I had to take him back to,get it treated, today he is fluffed up, sitting on the far side … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My Cheek Conure was crashing into windows a few days ago.
My Green Cheek Conure was crashing into windows a few days ago. After crashing into the windows she fell down and started to close her eyes. She lost feathers by her ear and eye, and had bleeding on t… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I was clipping my sun conure's wing feathers like always but
I was clipping my sun conure's wing feathers like always but she suddenly moved and I cut her toe above the nail. it is hanging by a tendon, I believe. I had clotting powder so the blood is stopped fo… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Dr., I have a 22 year old female Sun Conure. For a year or
Dr. Andy, I have a 22 year old female Sun Conure. For a year or so she has had trouble with grasping and falls a lot. Also, in the last week she has lost about 5 tail feathers. In addition, she has st… read more
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I am worried that my14 week Sun Conure injested a small
I am worried that my14 week Sun Conure injested a small clasp off of a necklace. I can't find it and he was messing with my necklace when it fell off. He is pooping and eating normally as of this morn… read more
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Dr:D
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I have a 10 month old sun conure who seems to be favoring
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My sun conure is in the hospital because he has swollen
My sun conure is in the hospital because he has swollen three nails and trunk of his entire foot is discolored and swollen. The doctor in the emergency room thought it had to do with necrosis. I caugh… read more
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My green cheek conure hurt his foot. He caught it on the door of the cage. It seems a litt
My green cheek conure hurt his foot. He caught it on the door of the cage. It seems a little swollen where all four toes join. He walks on it and is jumping around, but when he's perching he only uses… read more
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My 2 y/o shut the closet door on our conures foot (Kiwi was
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My conure bit off my parrotlets long toe just behind the nail.
My conure bit off my parrotlet's long toe just behind the nail. (Like an idiot I turned my back for a second and he got on her cage) The bleeding has stopped and he's eating and seems like he'll be fi… read more
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my sun conure is always fluffing up and twitching his wings
my sun conure is always fluffing up and twitching his wings and bobbing his head up and down when he is on my shoulder, he is not him self, how can u tell if he is sick?… read more
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Dr. Bob
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I have 2 Sun Conures, nest mates-both sexed as male, about
I have 2 Sun Conures, nest mates-both sexed as male, about 15 years old. One developed a growth by his vent-almost 2 cm long and 1 cm wide with surrounding feather loss, ?decreased eating, weight loss… read more
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