Green cheeked conure regurgitating

My green cheek conure yoshi has been regurgitating seed for me. He is only 4 months old and I read somewhere that that's how you tell the difference between male and female but I also read that they won't start doing that until they reach maturity. He just started it yesterday and only seems to do it in the evening. And I've only had him for a week. I just want to make sure this is normal. Thank you from a worried new conure parrot owner :)

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Oct 19, 2013
by: Anonymous

hi. I was wondering if I should be concerned.My green cheek will pump its neck and slightly lift her wings up but keep them close to her body and then puke. but she is also slinging it around some as well. Is she sick or showing affection?
(also I don't really know if she is a girl or not and she is 5 months old)

Jul 22, 2011
Bird gender and regurgitating
by: The Avian Vet

This is not normal and has nothing at all to do with the sex of the bird. Does he eat a pellet diet with seeds as treats, OR does he eat a seed diet? Seeds are not a good diet for birds, but they can be given as treats but no more than 5-10% of the diet. Pellets should be 80%. ( Switching Birds To Pellets article ) You need to have him examined by an avian veterinarian as soon as possible.

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Jul 20, 2011
Green cheeked conure regurgitating
by: Linda

If you are seeing undigested seed in his vomit, then he is very sick and not playing. We recommend that all new birds be seen by an Avian Vet within the first few days to a week because all pet store birds are either sick or getting that way from all the stress.

Also, your bird is not even close to maturity, and the regurgitation has nothing to do with the sex of a bird.

If you are seeing actual seeds coming up with the vomit, get your bird to avian vet as quickly as you can because undigested food being vomited up indicates some viral diseases or infections of various kinds. Make sure bird is taken to a licensed, trained Avian Vet as regular dog and cat vets are not licensed or trained to treat birds and will make things worse. Go quickly because some of the diseases and infections I am talking about kill quickly, so you have no time to waste waiting.

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