Sun Conure Weight Gain Egg or Seasonal FOLLOW-UP
Hello I am writing again in regards to my Sun Conure gaining weight unexplainably. Since I last wrote on the 22nd she has gone up to 119-120g but is still showing no signs of an egg either visibly at her vent or through her behaviour. My vet wants me to bring her in for x-rays to see if there is an egg present inside her (like I said before I am apprehensive because she had some trouble recovering from the anesthesia in April and I don't want to risk it unless I absolutely have to, then again I don't want to put my bird's well being in jeopardy by not doing the right thing.)
Suppose I do the x-rays and there is an egg stuck in her oviduct, what can be done? My vet says we'll cross that bridge if we come to it and that statement does not answer my question, it actually makes me quite upset. If there is no egg then what is my next step? I am communicating through e-mail with my vet and she is not being very helpful in addressing my concerns other than recommending the x-rays. There are no board-certfied aviann vets in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada) the closest one is an 8 hour drive away. If there is an egg how long before it starts causing problems? It has been a couple weeks since she started gaining weight and it doesn't really correspond with an egg in my opinion becaus the gain has been gradual.
My Sun is 5.5years old, until Feb she was on a mostly seed diet with some healthy table foods like sweet potato and hard boiled eggs but realizing this was a poor diet I changed her to the Harrison's which she loves. She was egg bound last December with an egg weighing 10g (hsn;t laid since) and the vet kept her overnight, gave her a nutritional injction and oxytocin. I'm afraid the egg binding or oxytocin may have damaged her reproductive system. The only changes made to her diet since the weight gain has been the addition of sprouts which dont make up much of her diet. The Harrisons HP fine is about 80% and Birdie Bread, buckwheat sprouts, organic fruit (mango, papaya, orange, apple), sweet potato, hard boiled egg (1/4 once a week/2 weeks) and some organic brown rice pasta make up the rest.
Any information or recommendations on what to do that you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Your expertise is greatly valued.