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Old 03-21-2019, 04:38 PM
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Exclamation Help! Baby Green Cheek has swollen Abdomen!

A few minutes ago, after washing my hands of course, I quickly inspected my two Green Cheek Conure chicks while the parents were out of the nest box. The larger chick (5 days old) has a large abdomen and a black area under the skin. Is something wrong with the chick? Is there something I should do?
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:52 PM
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Re: Help! Baby Green Cheek has swollen Abdomen!

can you get a picture? Call a certified avian vet at the very least if you can.
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Old 03-21-2019, 05:16 PM
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Re: Help! Baby Green Cheek has swollen Abdomen!

Crop? Hopefully!
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Re: Help! Baby Green Cheek has swollen Abdomen!

Yup, CAV for a diagnoses *now* if you can.
(No idea where you are, it is 23:15 overhere)
I do not think there is anything you can do.
(Just let them be where they are and stay calm)

It could be an ordinairy bruise (clumsy parent perhaps) or something fare more serious. So you need an 'eyes on' expert for that.
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Old 03-21-2019, 06:12 PM
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Re: Help! Baby Green Cheek has swollen Abdomen!

Get a picture for me, it could be normal or normal but dehydrated. Picture please next to the other baby for comparison.


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Re: Help! Baby Green Cheek has swollen Abdomen!

If you need a vet...

Certified Avian Vets
https://abvp.com/animal-owners/find-an-abvp-specialist/
If none are near you...
Avian Veterinarians
http://www.aav.org/search/custom.asp?id=1803
In my opinion, any of the vets listed here should be better than a regular vet.
International contacts, too.

Good luck to you and your babies.
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Re: Help! Baby Green Cheek has swollen Abdomen!

Any update on this? As SilverSage said, you can't tell without a photo whether it's normal coloring, just a bit dehydrated, or something lethal like internal bleeding or a blockage of some kind...I'm assuming it didn't end well if the OP never came back???
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Re: Help! Baby Green Cheek has swollen Abdomen!

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Re: Help! Baby Green Cheek has swollen Abdomen!

I was hoping for a follow-up, it always makes me sad when people come in yelling for help and *never* check back in again.

Not only is there probably a tragedy going on and we cannot do anthing (else) to try and help (or just be there for the OP), but also...there is no way anyone else can benefit from the hard lesson learned (or not).

We all lose.
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Re: Help! Baby Green Cheek has swollen Abdomen!

Quote: Originally Posted by ChristaNL View Post
I was hoping for a follow-up, it always makes me sad when people come in yelling for help and *never* check back in again.

Not only is there probably a tragedy going on and we cannot do anthing (else) to try and help (or just be there for the OP), but also...there is no way anyone else can benefit from the hard lesson learned (or not).

We all lose.
So true, many folks research issues and stumble across this and other forums seeking advice. OP states hatching occurred 3-16, so chick in question was about 6 days old. Green-cheeked Conure Hatch Time

Hopefully all is well, but we may never know.
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