Sun Conure laying eggs

by gloria
(prescott valley, arizona)

my sun conure just recently started laying eggs , i thought he was a boy(she), but she also started chewing on her chest and now she is making a hole i'm really worried as there are no avian vets up here. I live in a rural community. what can i do for her?

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Jun 10, 2008
Drive to an Avian Vet
by: The Vet

You need to drive to a board certified avian veterinarian. Self mutilation is a very serious problem and needs to addressed immediately. There are a million and one reasons why birds do this to themselves; you need some diagnostics to determine the cause, and a treatment based on the correct diagnosis.

In the meantime, teach your bird to forage (Captive Foraging DVD), put him on Harrison's pellets at 80% OF HIS DIET, BATHE HIM DAILY USING WATER ONE DAY AND AVI-X BIRD RAIN THE NEXT, AND INCREASE THE HUMIDITY IN YOUR HOME TO 60%.

Other things to consider ate hormonal causes, cage is too small, no full spectrum light, allergies (especially to preservatives or color dyes in foods), too much sugar in the diet, and stress.

There is not home treatment that I can recommend without finding out the cause.

Dr B

Jun 09, 2008
Helpful Tips For Plucking Sun Conure
by: Parrotlady

1st you obviously have a female lol and its time for her to want babies...shes ovualating and wants a mate..thats why shes starting to pluck.. take 1 oz of Listerine Mouthwash per 10 oz of warm water , mix in a spray bottle and shake spary bird down 3 to 5 times a day and (they hate the taste) of it so usually stop.. this is only a temp treatment to stop immed plucking...also concider your bird might be bored try adding some new toys and add more food she can chew, like mix dried fruits try tieing a piece of corn on the cob to cage for her to play and pick.. great treat and she'll stop pickin for awhile and they have alot of fun... I hope this Helps out a lil for you...
I would also like to Add my hubby is a qualified Vet so I do feel very confident in any advise I may give any 1 on chat site.. thx
Have a Good Day ALL

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