My sun conure is lethargic after a fall
by Nicholas McDowell
My Sun Conure recently fell off of her play rope and hit the floor. in doing so she developed a blood feather. We tended to the matter. in fact Ricky Bird pulled the feather out herself. Bleeding was very minimal and she appeared to be ok.
Day after her injury we noticed her becoming listless and quiet! her eyes are clear, her droppings are formed and her appetite is normal. she just seems very tired and not wanting to move too fast.
I thought she might be bleeding into her skin or under her feathers, but that seems not to be the case. She has no discharge from anywhere.
I am wondering if she might have banged up her insides since her screeching is just a minimal chirp although he breathing is not labored.
OR could she have possibly injured her wings and is just protecting her self from further injury? She is a loving bird and will be two in March of 2009.
She is cuddling more than usual. I am concerned. I live in the Philippines and so avian vets are few and far between. So I am attempting to nurse her to health.
Do you have any suggestions as far as wing injuries and how long it takes to recover?
Thanks Nicholas McDowell