my new jendy conure doesn,t want to eat ?

by mike

just bought a new jendy conure 24 hours has passed bird does not want to eat and he is very scared from every thing what can i do plz.

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Jan 02, 2011
my new jendy conure doesn,t want to eat ?
by: Linda

New birds need to be seen by an Avian Vet within the first 48 hours they are home or on the outside, the first week. Most birds are already sick when purchased from pet stores from being in contact with other birds most likely sick. Bacterial and viral infections are highly contageous, and when a lot of birds from different places are put together in a pet store environment, they usually contract at least bacterial infections. From my experience at least 95% of pet store birds are already sick from the breeder's facilities. Some breeders feed low quality food and do not take birds to vet even when they are sick. This means babies have whatever their parents had not to mention adjoining flights.

If your bird goes for more than 24 hours without food or water, it is in danger of death from kidney or liver failure. Sick birds will not eat, and even though new birds are afraid, they will usually eat if left alone. A trip to the Avian Vet is a must here to rule out physical causes because if an infection is present, bird will not eat and will die from lack of food and dehydration from lack of water. Take bird ONLY to an Avian Vet as regular dog and cat vets are not licensed or trained in bird care and will either do nothing or kill your bird with incorrect diagnosis and/or overdoses of meds.


Jan 02, 2011
New Jenday conure not eating
by: Tracie

Don't worry, it will eventually eat. If really want to make sure you know it is eating, then count the pellets that you are putting in the dish and leave the bird for several hours alone. When you come back, count the pellets and see if it has eaten.

If your bird is not eating pellets, then you can do the same with seed, but you need to get your bird on a healthy pellet diet, like Harrison's or Roudybush pellets soon because an all seed diet will eventually cause your bird to die many years before it should.

Switching Birds to Pellets article

Please read some of the articles on our Parrot Training page. Also, check out our Conure Information Page to learn more about conures and click on the stories at the bottom of the page for some great reading!

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