My Sun Conure is acting scared.
by by Carol
(Great Meadows, NJ)
My 19 yr old Sun Conure is suddenly exhibiting very strange behavior. When my husband (whom she adores)approached her cage this morning, she freaked out, flapping and screeching like never before. This is very unusual. He is her absolute favorite. She usually comes right to him and is very physical and affectionate. It really scared both of us.He thought maybe he startled her or that he woke her. She fluttered to the bottom and sat there looking at him as if in fear. He spoke gently and soothingly and she looked frightened. I opened the door to see if I could pet and calm her and she flew out of the cage and under our bed. It took a lot of coaxing until my husband was able to pick her up and put her in her cage. Then for a little while she looked around like she was very unsure of her surroundings. He eventually was able to pet her again and she's eating, perching and cooing like usual again, but I'm very worried. This happened once before about a week ago in the middle of the night. It woke us both up. She ate, bathed and interacted o.k other than those 2 incidents. Do conures experience anything like senility or aging symptoms? We're really distressed about this and worried for her.
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