Unhealthy sun conure in bird specialty store
Hi I'm a new owner of a lovebird and stopped into a local bird store (Florida) to find most birds looking healthy and friendly except for two sun conures, one whose feathers were completely plucked off of his chest, head and the middle of his back. The other was missing off his chest.
When I approached the cage the one missing the most feathers started shaking and tried to cuddle up to the other. The other birds reaction to this was to push that bird away first with its body the its foot. It reminded me of an older sibling pushing a younger in the backseat of a car, not aggresive.
When I asked the salesperson what was wrong with the little guy she said very nonchalantly that its feathers are plucked. Well this was this morning and I am still thinking about this little bird. Should I be concerned? Is there some way to report the store? Should I just rescue (aka purchase) the bird?