Conure has been sitting on un opened NUT?

by Sandy
(Baltimore,Maryland)

4 the past cpl days now My Peach front onure has been sitting on a Nut is oval shaped. acting as if it is an egg?
he has it totally covered and is settled comfortably
why??? what would cause this he has never done this I have had him for 13 yrs
there are other nuts on bottom of cage but is one particular nut he chooses to sit on?
should I remove the nut????? he is very content but is usually my active out of the cage top stalker his favorite place to hang out
but now he just wants to sit down on the nut??
Gypeto's Mommy
sandy

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Nov 04, 2013
reply to let him be
by: Anonymous

Linda, thanx for input..
I have had him now over 10 yrs with the other Conure who passed away when she laid eggs Gypeto never went to sit on them?
he has always had a passion for nuts (but this is a bit overboard LOL)
he does have 2 new room mates actually has had them for 3 yrs now is attached to the female sun conure none has laid eggs..... none has shown this desire,,,, not even nesting?
will see what the vet says she has known him for yrs too so that will help
other then this behavior he is his same self activity wise just weird....
sandy

Nov 04, 2013
Conure has been sitting on un opened NUT?
by: Linda

Sandy, there is nothing wrong with sitting on a nut, but the sudden change in behavior indicates a possible infection or other physical issue.

Please take your bird to an Avian Vet ONLY in your driving area and have them test for infections both bacterial and viral. Have them also do basic blood work to make sure organs are functioning properly. I do think your bird may be sick because to stop being his usual self is very telling that there is something physically wrong with him.

Let us know what avian vet has to say, and let him have the nut if he wants it. It is okay to have a favorite toy, and he may actually be a she from the sound of it.

Linda

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