Baby Conure Parrot (Almost Weaned)

Hi, My yellow sided conure which i got yesterday does nothing but sit in the same spot all day, i take her out of her cage, again she does nothing when i put her down on my computer desk. When i place her in her cage she stays in the same spot but sometimes when i come back she'll climb the side of the cage to get on one of the stands but that's it. No chirping, no movement, no nothing. What should i do? whats wrong?

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Jan 09, 2012
Linda
by: Halil Tugrul

She just started chirping, she doesn't do it much but while she sleeps on my hand, or on my desk she goes at it like crazy in her sleep, shes almost off the formula. i'm gonna start trying to get her off the formula and i'll visit a vet as soon as possible. thank you.

Jan 08, 2012
Baby Conure Parrot (Almost Weaned)
by: Linda

It sounds like your bird is sick which is common with babies coming from breeders or pet stores. They have no immune system built up and are open for infections from all the other birds they are around. Moving and trying to adjust to a new home is also very stressful which takes immune systems down even farther. Wean your baby onto organic high quality pellets like Harrison which is found here. All seed diets even with addition of veggies is still a very poor diet and your baby will not be healthy or happy.

The other thing is you said "almost weaned" which means your baby should be handfed using baby parrot handfeeding formula with a syringe or spoon if you don't know how to do that. It is common for baby birds to revert back to being babies in need of being handfed when they are moved from familiar surroundings.

First take him to the Avian Vet because I'm almost sure there is an infection here, and bird will die if not diagnosed and treated immediately. The other thing is to have Avian Vet weigh him to see if weight is in the correct range. If not, then start back handfeeding at least twice a day while continuing to wean. Weaning is a process and can take as long as baby needs it to take. Once Avian Vet has examined your bird, then talk with them about the handfeeding because I've seen completely weaned babies revert back to needing the handfeeding formula for a while. They equate the handfeeding with love and warmth and will actually starve themselves to death if not fed by hand at least twice a day.

Handfeeding formula is found here, and follow directions on how to prepare. Feeding with a syringe is the best way to do it, but unless you know how to safely do this, then use a little spoon with edges crimped up and smoothed out to make a funnel. This will put some air into baby's crop. The syringe can aspirate baby if you try to feed too much at a time, so if you're going to use it, get the right size from Avian Vet and ask them some questions about it.

Keep in touch, and please do not delay taking baby to Avian Vet because birds do not get over infections without being diagnosed and treated only by an Avian Vet.

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Linda

Jan 08, 2012
Baby conure parrot
by: Anonymous

First of all how old is your baby? Was she hand fed? I had a baby that I was hand feeding. She was active and break out of the cage all the time. Wanted to be held all the time. Was very clingy. Mine was not yet weaned but died because when I got her she had aspirated her formula and just got sicker until she got phnemonia. Her symptoms just came overnight and she was just wanting to sit with no other real symptoms until I saw that she seemed to be breathing hard.

I know for a fact that they are birds who love human touch and would prefer to bevwith you than any other bird ive seen I have one now that even cries to sleepvwith me.

Maybe she is not weaned enough?? Wants to be handled more..or is sick. I would get her looked at. How long have you had her? Maybe she is adjusting.

Jan 08, 2012
developed
by: Halil Tugrul

My bird is now pecking at my glasses, changes comfort positions in cage, when i scratch her head she lowers it, lifts her wing when i scratch her side, is this just a shyness thing? how can i improve faster

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