sun conure showing signs of no human contact

by kira
(kanab UT)

I just adopted a 4 year old sun conure and he has been locked in his cage for a long time from the looks of it.. the people I got him from had 5 small children and I am worried about him he bobs his head and flutters his wings a lot he don't like to be touched is this a bad sign and do I need to take him to my vet to get him looked at?

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Aug 06, 2013
Sun conure human contact
by: Angela

It sounds like your bird was neglected in its previous home. It will take time for the bird to get used to its new owner and new surroundings. Talk softly and move slowly when interacting with him. There are parrot training articles on this website that will help you. Make sure he has plenty of fresh water, food and toys. My bird was abused in her previous home and it took a while for her to trust me. She was nervous and skittish and had plucked herself bare. Feathers have grown back and I couldn't have a more fun, smart and loving pet. I feel sorry for her previous owners because they did not understand how to care for and train a bird and they're missing out on a great pet. Be patient and you will be rewarded by the love your bird will give you.

Aug 06, 2013
New conure needs an avian vet
by: Tracie

Yes, you need to take the bird to be checked out by an avian vet. Birds should see an avian vet once a year anyway, and new birds should be quarantined until an avian vet has confirmed the bird is healthy.
Find an Avian Vet link to find an avian vet

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