Baby Pineapple GCC

Pineapple Green Cheek Conure Baby

Pineapple Green Cheek Conure Baby

I am getting a baby pineapple GCC in the next few weeks. It is about 6 weeks old and still with the breeder until it is fully weaned. I have visited it a few times and noticed that it holds its mouth open just a little bit. It looks very healthy and isn't breathing heavily or fail bobbing. Any thoughts?? Thanks!

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Jul 17, 2015
Conure may have sinus problems
by: The Avian Vet

It may simply be normal. It could also be sinus problems, or it is too hot. There are other possibilities such as choanal atresia. I recommend that you have your bird examined by an avian veterinarian.

Dr B

Greg Burkett DVM
Board Certified Avian Veterinarian
American Board of Veterinary Practitioners: 2002 – present - http://www.abvp.com
Adj. Asst. Professor of Avian Medicine and Surgery – NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Jul 17, 2015
Bird doesn't close beak all the way
by: Tracie

I will pass this along to Dr. B, but your breeder should be taking the bird to an avian vet for a checkup before sending it home with you. I only purchase birds that come with a "good health" certificate from an avian vet.

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