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Sun Conure wings clipped

Sun Conure wings clipped

My 10mnt old sun conure just got his wings and nails clipped on Friday . Yesterday he was extremely tired an sleepy . He is also staying puffed up more often . I'm not sure if something is wrong with him .

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Apr 29, 2015
Sun Conure wing clipping experience
by: Sandra D Singh

Hi everyone, I’m very sorry for the stress that your birds go through with nail clipping procedures etc. I'm surprised to read what you all had to say on that subject and think how very lucky my birds and I am.
I’ve never had any problems with any of my birds and nail clipping etc (I don't clip their wings); especially with my Orange-Winged Amazon. He flies around the room immediately after having his nails and beak clipped and would then land straight on the doctor’s shoulder or head and starts talking nonstop. I've a picture with him on his doctor’s head soon after getting his nails and beak clipped for the "very first time" (beak has never overgrown since). His doctor suggested that I took the picture and he also posed for it; if I could've posted a picture here I would've been happy to do so. That’s the only vet I'll let attend to my birds unless there's an emergency and he’s not in office. God bless him! Some vets really do love animals and so love their jobs.

Apr 28, 2015
Sun Conure wing clipping experience
by: Sandra D Singh

Hi there, I hope that you were present IN THE ROOM WITH YOUR BIRD THROUGHOUT THE CLIPPING PROCEDURE. I still feel very sad when I think about the lady who took her lovely parrot for a wing clipping and wasn't present. They took her bird into a room for clipping and when they returned where she was and handed the bird to her, the bird was WET! She thought that her bird had perspired; birds DO NOT perspire!
NOT ALL VETS are patient and kind and love animals as we may think and as I know. Many of them are just doing it to have an income; they DO NOT care if they hurt our animals or our feelings. NEVER let your birds or any pets out of your sight especially when grooming are being done; ALWAYS BE THERE TO OBSERVE UNTIL IT IS DONE.
There are times when we wouldn't have any choice but to leave them alone with others; for instance, if our pet is ill and needs overnight or longer observation and treatment etc but when we do have a choice that's different.
Take care and I do hope your bird recovers from the stress it seems to have. God bless you both

Apr 27, 2015
Sun Conure Wing Clipping
by: Angela

Not to worry. This is normal behavior for birds after a stressful event. My Quaker parrot acts the same way after a trip to the avian vet for beak trim and nail clipping. It's traumatic for her to be put in her travel cage and be handled by strangers. When we get home, she just sits in her cage and if I approach her, she turns her back to me because she is mad. She forgets all about it the next day and gets back to normal.

Apr 27, 2015
Bird not active after wing/nail clipping
by: Tracie

This is not unusual behavior at all. Stress does this to humans too. Hopefully your bird eats high quality pellets, and you can measure the amount eaten to determine if the bird is eating the next day.

As long as the next day the bird is eating and moving around as normal, then all is well. If the bird is limping or not eating, then take the bird to an avian vet right away. (Nothing can be done over the internet for the bird.)

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