Unexplainable weight gain in Sun Conure-seasonal or egg?
I have a 5 and a half year old Sun Conure who I have writtn for advice regarding a few times this year in relation to bubbles in droppings, and other strange habits.
Last December she was egg-bound and has not laid since. I had modified her sleeping and play habits to avoid stimulating her to produce eggs, she is a single bird. She has been on Harrisons HP fine since February and gets small amounts of organic fruit, veg, bird bread.
My concern is a recent gradual weight gain since mid November when there has been no alteration in diet or increase in consumption. She had been steady at 105-107g since I got my digital scale in May and weighed her weekly. Come November 17th her weight had increase to 109g, last week it was 110g and now it's 114g. I weigh her in the morning after her morning dropping.
She has been destroying wood non-stop and also trying to get under blankets and "bobbing"/attempting to regurgitate on me constantly, also wagging her tail at times. She often rests with me on my chest and will lay on her side with her foot in the air and move it up and down in a strange motion. It was December 11 she started acting like she was going to lay an egg, but there has been no sign of one near her cloaca like there used to be last year before she laid (she had laid approx 10 eggs throughout the year before becoming egg bound last December.) I am concerned she may have an egg inside her. She is eating/sleeping and playing as usual and doesnt seem to be distressed.
I have been to 3 vets in my city since I got her and frankly dont trust any of them. She had x-rays taken by one in April and barely woke up from the anestesia so I am reluctant to take her back there to have her x-rayed to look for the egg. I e-mailed one oft the vets but have not made an appointment regardng this current issue.
What are your thoughts? Is there anyway she could've gained this weight otherwise? I am going to change the batteries in my scale in the morning before I weigh her to see if there is any change or discrepancy.