green cheek conure crying

why does my baby green cheek cry at night when we leve her alone to go to sleep? we take her out for at least 4 hours a day.

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May 12, 2011
green cheek conure crying
by: Linda

You didn't say what kind and size of cage she is in and what kinds of perches you have in her cage. It could be she is uncomfortable in her cage for whatever reason. Birds need safe, natural wood branch perches as these have various diameters which give feet and legs rest where they don't have to stand on a one size stick like a wooden dowel rod. If she does not have this kind of perching material, then get some. You can find them here online and retail stores that sell bird items with hardware already attached.

If making your own perches, make sure overall diameter is correct for your birds' size, get either stainless steel or nickel plated hardware, inside/outside washers diameter of perch, hanger bolts and wingnuts. Also check this site for safe wood, and make sure whatever tree chosen has NEVER had pesticide used on it or in it because this poison becomes part of the meat of the tree. It's easier to buy them always making sure they are made from safe wood. Manzanita is a good hard wood to use while Birch is a softer wood. Pine is only suitable if it is made from kiln dried pine like in a lumber store and make sure wood has not been treated with any chemicals. This flat wood is seldom used for perches anyway and can be used to make wooden toys. We are talking solid kiln dried pine here and not the kind layered with glue.

As for cage size, cages need to be at least double to triple the dimensions manufacturer's call okay. Manufacturer's want to sell cages, and they will set a minimum size on a cage and say it is okay for a certain size bird. Minimum is NOT adequate and always buy up to a larger size cage.

(Check out the Conure Information Page )

To make sure she has no physical problems, please take her to an Avian Vet in your driving area for a checkup to see if she is harboring any infections or other physical problems.

Thanks for writing and keep us posted on what the avian vet has to say and how you've dealt with this issue. Your information will help someone else going through a similar situation.


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