my conure was attacked...

by Rebecca
(New York)

My conure was attacked by a basset hound, chiuahhah/corgi mix, a shitzu/chiuahhah mix and by a cat... After the attack she slept with me for hours... This morning she kept puffing up her feathers and trying to bite.. What should I do and what does this mean?

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Sep 07, 2009
by: Linda

Cat and dog attacks are very dangerous for birds. All a cat has to do is scratch a bird to inject highly poisonous toxins into bird's system. If the cat bites the bird, the bird usually dies unless immediate intervention is provided. Please take your bird to avian vet as soon as you can, and take her in as an emergency. Every moment you delay gives the toxins more time to kill your bird.

This message is for you and everyone else who has multiple pet households. DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, LEAVE YOUR BIRDS OUT AND ALONE WHEN OTHER PETS ARE PRESENT UNLESS YOU ARE IN THE SAME ROOM MAKING SURE ALL IS WELL. IT ONLY TAKES ONE CARELESS MOMENT TO LOSE YOUR BIRD TO AN ATTACK BY DOGS, CATS, FERRETS AND OTHER PETS. WHILE ALL MAY APPEAR TO BE GREAT FRIENDS WHILE YOU ARE WATCHING, THEY ARE ACTUALLY NORMAL ENEMIES AND WILL ACT AS SUCH GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY. Please keep your birds safe by protecting them when they are out of their cage. When taking birds outside, please make sure they are in cage and that cage is placed where wild birds, dogs, cats or other animals cannot get to your bird.

Let us know if your bird survives, and we hope she does. This is a very harsh, sad way to learn a lesson in protecting your bird. We wish you the best and hope she recovers after her trip to the vet.


Sep 05, 2009
Conure attacked by dogs and cat
by: Tracie

It means your bird might be injured and may die if you don't get the bird to an avian vet today. Please take your bird quickly.

If you don't have an avian vet, you can look for one on our Find an Avian Vet page. There are links at the top of the page if there is not one listed in your area on that page.

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