hearing impaired/ deaf

by Dan
(Nashville, Indiana)

My son was just givin a green cheek conure 1 year old. I think it may be deaf .I'm not sure how to tell if the old owners didn't pay much attention to the bird and this is is normal behavior or its really deaf. How can I be sure ?
Thnx, Dan

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Aug 28, 2012
by: Dan

In just the week we have had him (paco),he has started climbing on my finger and hanging out with me on my lazyboy chair. All I got from them was he was never attended to and is a male 1yr old.
We will continue to love him regardless of his condition ,but Ill get him to a vet this weekend.
Thanks to all for ur comments Dan

Aug 28, 2012
hearing impaired/ deaf
by: Linda

We recommend all new birds be examined by an Avian Vet the first few days they are in their new home. Actually, if other birds are present, we recommend these exams before bird even comes home to keep from spreading infection.

You will need to take your bird to an Avian Vet ONLY in your driving area so they can examine bird and check for infections and if ear drums are damaged or not. No one on the internet will be able to tell you anything because your bird has to be examined by an avian vet. This first exam is very important because a bird who has been neglected may be sick and not deaf. Sick birds do not respond very well because they are sick and feel bad.

Do not delay finding and going to an Avian Vet to have your new friend checked out for infections or other physical problems. Birds do not "get over" infections, they die from them if left undiagnosed and untreated. This one has not had a happy life so far, and you can change all that, so do it. Thanks for writing,
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Aug 28, 2012
Hearing impaired conure
by: Anonymous

You didn't say what behavior the bird is exhibiting to make you think it is deaf. You should ask the previous owners if you are concerned and also ask them what type of lifestyle and/or routine the bird had in their home. If a bird is scared it can appear to be shy and not want to come to you or it can appear angry and lash out to bite. I am sure the bird is scared of you and its new surroundings and you will have to work with it to gain its trust for training.

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