Something wrong with my sun conure

by Sunny Chuich
(Marshfield, MO, USA)

My mom has a sun conure which is about 20 yrs. old, she just started today falling off her perches. She's been sleeping too much today and can't stand on her own two feet without holding on to the cage. All this just started this afternoon and she's never acted like this ever. Her back is hunched over and she spreads her wings all the way out like she cannot balance anymore. She ate earlier today and hasn't eaten' since, she also won't drink any water. Her poop is the same color it has been and I don't see anything wrong with it. Her eye color is fine, she doesn't have a runny nose, or any discharge anywhere.

I have been keeping the room where she is and a love bird is at a room temp. of 70*F and just tonight I bumped it up to 75 degrees because, her feet seem a bit cool to me. Her body temp. seems o.k. but, she's not as warm as she usually is. She will open her eyes up but, when she closes her eyes and I call her name she won't open them up like she always use to do.

I don't know what is wrong and I cannot make any decisions about taking her to the vet until her owner comes back home.

It's not like she has been doing this for a couple days or a week or so on, this just happened over the past few hours and it's left me blank in the head of what could be happening to her.

Please help me out!

Thankyou very much!

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Oct 02, 2008
Your sick sunconure
by: Anonymous

you need to call her owner at once and get permission to take her to the vet. Birds get sick and show no signs until it is almost too late sometimes, I pray this is not so for her. Be sure to keep her warmer80-90 degrees and try to handfeed her something, they can starve to death and dehydrate super fast! Get some pediasure from the store the kind you use for infants and mix some bird formula with it. (handfeeding formula) temp should be between 104 to 107sih. No hotter this will help her have some fluids and food. Good luck but you need a vet asap!

Oct 02, 2008
Take bird to Avian Vet ASAP
by: Tracie

Dr B suggests any bird that is obviously sick be taken to an avian vet ASAP. A sick bird may only have hours to live without vet care and no reputable vet would suggest otherwise.

Dr. B can not tell what is wrong with this person's bird without seeing the bird and running tests. Contact the owner and get permission to take the bird to an avian vet today.

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