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August Abbott, CAS, Certified Avian Specialist
Category: Bird
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Experience:  Cert. Avian Specialist; Int. Assoc.Animal Behavior Consult; Pet Ind. Joint Advisory Council; author
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I tried to move my new, preowned sun conure to her new

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I tried to move my new, preowned sun conure to her new enclosure because her old cage from last owner was filthy. She started flipping around all crazy and then went kind of limp..and then seemed to be panting I am fully prepared for conures but I have never seen a bird do this. At first she could barely stand up right but now she is perched. I put her back in her old cage after trying to calm her..hoping she would not be so stressed
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  August Abbott, CAS replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I just got notice of your question and I'm sorry for whatever caused the delay. I would expect that your conure has settled down now that you've returned her to her previous cage and I commend you for doing that, good instincts!

I'll be happy to work with you and your new gal in assimilating her into not only her new home, but the new environment (cage) that you have intended for her.

There's a way to do this that will not only work for her, but you as well - and the bonus is that it should bond the two of you.

If you'd like to do this let me know - and if there's even a single remaining concern you have, let me know that too.

To prepare, tell me the details of 'sunny's' past and what you have in mind for her with you. Don't forget to include what the previous owners fed her, how long you've had her - and your experience with birds like this