5 wk old Sun Conure feeding problem

by Arlene
(Victorville, Ca USA)

I have been handfeeding this baby since last week and she was doing fine today she feed normally at 10am her feeding time was at 2pm but she can't eat and her cheeks are swollen, I am worried what can she have is it normal? and if I try to feed she spits it back out and comes out her nose. Thank you

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May 28, 2013
handfeeding problem
by: Alex

This is serious. Get the baby bird to an avian vet ASAP. The bird may be ill or have some sort of obstruction, or you could be feeding it incorrectly. The cheeks should not be swollen, the only thing that should swell during feeding is the crop.

Have you been taught how to handfeed a bird? If not, you could kill it.

Birds that inhale the food, even a small amount can develop and die from pneumonia.

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