Baby Sun Conure feather growth

by Jennifer
(Seoul, Korea)

Baby Sun Conure

Baby Sun Conure

Hi, I just got a baby sun conure about a week ago. They said that this baby hatched on January 7th, 2012 which means by tomorrow, it'd be 2 months old. However, when I look at the pictures of other baby sunconures at the same age, all the feathers seem to be fully grown.

I still see lots of spiky feathers on his/her head and white hairs on his/her back and neck area. Do these babies have different feather-growth processes or is there any possibility that my baby is having skin problems? Please help me, here. I am very new to birds and I really don't want him/her to have problems.

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Mar 10, 2012
normal
by: sunnie owner

Your sun conure looks normal for 2 months old. and they wean at varying ages. Can definitely be weaned at 2 months of age.

Mar 08, 2012
For Anonymous (baby sun conure)
by: Anonymous

You wrote: You forgot to mention what you are feeding this little guy. At his age, he should still be on probably 1 hand-feeding per day, until about 10-11 weeks old.

The IS actually 2 months old :) the poster did say that :))

Mar 06, 2012
Nope, that's right :)
by: Anonymous

Nope, your sun conure actually looks right for 2 months old :) They can look like this for the first 3 months of their life :)) Then tehy will start to look full feathered.

Mar 06, 2012
baby sun conure
by: Anonymous

You forgot to mention what you are feeding this little guy. At his age, he should still be on probably 1 hand-feeding per day, until about 10-11 weeks old. Are you hand feeding him with a syringe using baby parrot formula? Since you mention that you are new to birds, I am assuming no. In this case, your bird may be sick and have vitamin deficiencies due to his lack of proper nutrition at his age. If you were told that he was already weaned when you purchased him, the person you got him from probably lied. Baby sun conures do not start to think about weaning until they are about 8 weeks old.. and then are usually fully weaned around 10-11 weeks. So they probably just cut him off, grabbed their money, and could care less where he is at now. What I would suggest is to bring him to an avian vet as soon as possible, get him checked out and see where his physical health stands. His mental health may be in jeopardy as well, seeing since he was weaned too early, he may have no confidence and could be seriously emotional. Get him checked asap!!

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