sleepy conure

by Linda
(Tampa. Fl)

sub conure is sleepy all the time

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Jan 14, 2011
Your bird is very sick
by: Christina

Hello. Your bird is very sick and needs to be taken to an avian vet which is a bird vet right now. It is not sleeping it is not moving becuase it is so sick. Birds only sleep all the time when they are sick. By the time it acts like this, it means that it has been be sick for a long time and will probbaly die if you dont get it to an avain vet soon. By soon I mean today

Jan 13, 2011
sleepy conure
by: Linda

Being sleepy and inactive is one of the signs of a sick bird. After sleepy and lethargic, it escalates to being off food and water which leads to death.

Please make an appointment with an Avian Vet in your driving area and have your bird checked for infections both bacterial and viral. Also have some basic bloodwork done to see what kind of condition kidneys, liver, thyroid and parathyroid are in to rule out a problem with those organs.

Have Avian Vet do a throat swab to check for bacterial infection, and the blood work will usually show up a viral infection. Sometimes other tests may be indicated, so do what Avian Vet suggests.

Diet is main factor in having healthy birds, and we recommend organic pellets, like Harrison's , for 80-85% of the diet. No people foods or drinks and other low quality snack foods like nuts, meat, cheese, and even eggs can cause an imbalance in proteins, vitamins and minerals.

Thanks for writing and let us know what avian vet has to say about your bird's health.

Linda

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