Green Cheek Conure lost weight
Hi. I have a 6 year old Green Cheek Conure that I have only had for about 6 months. She is going through her first molt since I adopted her. She has been extremely healthy the entire time I have had her. She has been on a diet of fresh veggies, fresh fruits, dried fruits/veggies, and Zupreem. At the vet right after I got her she weighed 61 grams which I was told was good.
I was out of town for a couple of days and had by husband feeding her. She had plenty of food in the cage when I got back but she has lost weight. I know that she ate while I was gone because she had left Zupreem crumbs and partially eaten fruit/veggies in the bottom of the cage like always. She is being really active and does not seem sick.
Is it normal to lose weight during a molt? Is there something else that I need to give her during molting like vitamins(I use the 8 in 1 vitamins in her water already), etc?
I hate to bring her to the vet if that is not needed as she was so stressed out last time. Also, the vet is a 30 minute drive and I have no A/C in the car so I don't want her to get sicker in the car on the way to the vet (it's been almost 100 here all week).
If you have any suggestions as to what is causing this, please let me know.