Sick conure??


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My birdy - Green Cheek Conure

My birdy - Green Cheek Conure

My Green cheek conure is always i mean always grooming himself and put his foot over his face and regratates or randomly regratates im not sure why... I can tell he needs a better diet im working on it this feathers are a little black at the ends and jagged. My conure alsos nose has like small spots of purple or brown.. not sure. If he is sick what does he have and what should i do??!! u can see the nose in the picture!

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Sep 09, 2012
conure
by: Anonymous

ok... I will look into other pellets

Sep 09, 2012
ZuPreem causes problems
by: Tracie

Dr B told one person that asked about ZuPreem pellets, "ZuPreem has lots of sugar which can cause yeast infections and can lead to digestive problems. Also all of the artificial ingredients can cause problems too."

Sep 09, 2012
The nose???
by: Anonymous

Well he is eating Zupreem because when I bought him thats what the breeder had fed him. Thats good to know too.. Is it normal with the spots of purple on the beak?????

Sep 08, 2012
Diet
by: Lori

My Green cheek loves totally organic pellets but won't touch Harrison's. He's 3 and never been sick!

Editor's note: The Totally Organics Pellets and Seeds are great products! Dr B just doesn't mention them because they are relatively new and he is still trying to determine the long-term benefits.

Sep 08, 2012
Not sure if Conure is sick
by: Tracie

Nobody can say for sure if your bird is sick, because that would take a physical examination by an avian vet.

Your bird may be allergic to something you are feeding it or have a bacterial infection or something that is causing it to itch all the time. You mentioned you are trying to improve it's diet, that is good.

Make sure you are NOT feeding your bird table food that has salt, preservatives etc. and you are NOT feeding your bird a cheap pellet like ZuPreem that is full of sugar and chemicals.

Our avian vet suggests you feed Harrison's or Roudybush pellets and these are live links if you wish to read about them.

If you do not have an avian vet, you can use this Find an Avian Vet link to find one.

If you are converting your bird over to pellets or to a new pellet, do NOT give up just because the bird is stubborn about switching it's diet. You have to treat your bird like a child. Would you continue to feed your 2 year old junk food if you knew it would kill him/her or would you be more stubborn than your child and get them to eat healthy food?

It took me over a year to get my budgie to eat seeds because it was weaned to pellets. You know how much birds love seeds, so it wasn't that he didn't like seeds and I should just give up, it was that he just didn't recognize them as food. Now I have to limit his seed because he prefers seed to pellets. He only gets seed at night when he has eaten most of his pellets.

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