(West Islip, NY, USA)
"Hi" from Sammy
My husband and I have had our Sun Conure for 4 years We took him for his "manicure" today to a pet store. and brought him in his travel cage which has a cage cover. When we got to the store he seemed fine, although he couldn't see much because of the cage cover.
As soon as we took the cover off and put him (still in the cage) on the counter he looked at this man about to clip his wings and spread his wings, tipped to the side with his wings out and started blinking rapidly. He was almost swaying but leaning to his left side and his beak wasn't moving.
The store owner said the bird was about to faint, so they blew in his face. I have NEVER heard of a bird fainting and to be honest, I thought he was faking it, but they told me he could actually faint because he's so traumatized and this could possibly cause a heart attack.
It took about 5 minutes or so to calm him down from his fainting spell. If he was faking it was the funniest thing i've ever seen in my life... but if he wasn't is there anything we can do to prevent this from happening again to our dramatic bird?