9 week old Eclectus

i was wondering how much a 9 week old eclectus should sleep? i know the 12 hours at night but how much during the day??


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Oct 10, 2011
Baby bird napping
by: The Avian Vet

Short naps are expect a couple or three times a day maybe for no longer that a few minutes to half an hour.

Dr B

Oct 09, 2011
9 week old Eclectus
by: Linda

All parrots take little cat naps during the day, but they do not spend all day asleep. If your bird is lethargic and sleeping too much, it means he is sick with some type of infection.

Please find and take him to be examined by an Avian Vet as soon as is possible because birds with infections do not get well until the infection is diagnosed as to what kind of bacteria and a prescription written for the correct meds for it. Do not give any over the counter meds, and this is particularly true for those suggested by pet store employees. If they were Avian Vets, they would not be working as a clerk in a pet store, so never do anything they suggest that has to do with meds for any illness. Until an infection is diagnosed, even the Avian Vet does not know what to give, so make sure your bird is taken to only an Avian Vet for illness or injury.

Do not take bird to dog and cat vet as they are not licensed to care for birds and if they do anything it will be to misdiagnose infection and give either wrong meds or too high a dosage. Meds have to be prescribed by an Avian Vet because birds do not have fat on their bodies and any overdose of meds has to be processed by liver and kidneys sometimes causing failure of one of them.

Thanks for writing,

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