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Old 04-11-2014, 05:39 PM
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Green cheek conure lethargy

Our green cheeked conure has been burrowing under the newspaper in the cage pan. That's very new. He usually will hangout at the top of the enclosure next to his buddy thing. He seems fine, although he's not eating as much as usual
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:40 PM
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Re: Green cheek conure lethargy

Is he puffing out his feathers? Does he look sleepy? What other behaviors is he exhibiting?
Are you sure he's a he and not a she? (Burrowing under the newspaper sounds like nesting behavior IMO)
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Re: Green cheek conure lethargy

The bird is at least 8 years old, has shown no signs of nesting or laying eggs. He has been kinda puffed up, but not extraordinarily. He's been quiet, very unusual for him, hasn't eaten or made a mess of the water, but he acts totally normal when taken from his enclosure.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:02 PM
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Re: Green cheek conure lethargy

How does his poop look? Normal for him?

Sounds like he needs a visit to the vet. Being puffed up and not eating isn't a good sign. The fact that he is showing these symptoms instead of being able to hide them means he needs that visit fast most likely.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:14 PM
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Re: Green cheek conure lethargy

Go to the vet ASAP - the delay can cost him his life.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:19 PM
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Re: Green cheek conure lethargy

FYI
My baby girl is gone.
Please be careful!!!
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:24 PM
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Re: Green cheek conure lethargy

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The bird is at least 8 years old, has shown no signs of nesting or laying eggs. He has been kinda puffed up, but not extraordinarily. He's been quiet, very unusual for him, hasn't eaten or made a mess of the water, but he acts totally normal when taken from his enclosure.

Hmmm... I'd take him to the avian vet to rule out any illness then; birds can hide illnesses very well!
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:45 PM
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Re: Green cheek conure lethargy

Sounds like a hormonal conure to me, although it wouldn't hurt to get a vet check, either!
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