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Old 01-14-2019, 04:11 PM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

thank you

I have never been this worried in my life and I deffinitelly do not want to go through this again!!
I'm happy that the vet apparently knows what he's doing, but I really did tell him to buy better food and not just feed seeds and sunflowerseeds to any and every bird, just cause they mught be perfect for one breed it doesn't mean you can feed them to others too... yes I just told a vet how to do his job lol... he did promise to get different pellets and to get the nurses on it to get more info on different breeds of birds and their needs

mum admited I was right and had a really good reason for panicking like I did, this one week without my fluffbutt made a huge difference in our home...
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Old 01-14-2019, 04:30 PM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

The big scary part is over!!!! So happy!! Now good vibes for full recovery and back at home with you!! You did great!!! You absolutely saved her life! You got prompt care, you saved her. Now she needs to recover fast, so you can have your baby back.
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Old 01-14-2019, 04:38 PM
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too big and too scary... I'm so happy she survived the surgery, now all my hope and good vibes go into getting the wound to heal as needed...

I'm thinking of how to do this now... she has this fresh wound and I don't think it's good for her to climb up and down the cage as she has a tall cage, the food in the middle and her sleeping hut high up... do I put her food and water and all on the bottom of the cage or maybe in a big box or something? anyone got a better idea?
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:27 PM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

Whew - I’m glad she came through the surgery well! The healing up part is probably less risky than her having that giant egg inside...so sending positive healing vibes to Sunny . My feeling would be to limit how far she needs to travel for things in her cage, but hoping that others chime in on that. I’d ask your vet too, it seems like they were pretty knowledgeable and will probably have after care instructions. So glad to hear that she’s egg-free and on the mend, and I’m glad that you were worried about it and took her to the vet!
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

Quote: Originally Posted by SunnyGirl View Post
the food in the middle and her sleeping hut high up...

!!! _PLEASE_GET_RID_OF_THAT_SLEEPING_HUT_ !!!


First get rid of it, then please please please read the topics on the cozy huts.
It is possible that THIS is what have got Sunny into trouble!
These huts not only provide the risk of blocking their digestive tract (especially for such chewers as conures), but also do stimulate nesting behaviour.
And some manufacturers of these do even write "Not for Conures" on the package! That means something!!

I got rid of it more than half a year ago, and Cytrynka is as happy as usual - one of the reason being the risk of egg-binding.....


... and send Sunny some beak-kisses and neck-scritches for her full recovery!
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Old 01-15-2019, 04:04 AM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

I'll read the topic... never had a problem with it for the whole 7 years, she doesn't chew on it or shread it, it's not one of those fluffy purple monster things you often see but with a non fluffy layer of fabric that you would use for pants or similar (not jeans)... I'll deffinitelly give it a thought about removing it but certaintly not the day she comes back from surgery, it would just couse unnecessary additionall stress to her as she is used to it and she doesn't need more stress now...
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Old 01-15-2019, 07:48 AM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

Oh my, I didn't see the "Cozy Hut" comment...GET RID OF IT NOW! It's absolutely the reason she's broody and laying eggs in the first place...And that is not the main reason you need to get rid of it...Please throw it out before she comes home, and never get another one!!! They actually say "Not intended for use with Conures" on the packaging now because so many Conures have died (as well as every other species of parrot) from either eating little bits of material over-time until they are found dead on the bottom of the cage from an obstruction, or they hang themselves from strings that suddenly let-loose...Here is a link to one of the many pages where thousands of people discuss losing their birds because of them. There is a class-action lawsuit right now against one of the main companies who makes them (there are two)...And if you keep it in there she is going to have another egg immediately, and it will kill her if it happens too soon after the surgery...Please, read this page and remove the "hut" right now and throw it away in the trash...Birds don't need a "bed" at all, they naturally sleep on branches standing. Any type of bed, hut, tent, hammock, bedding material, nesting material, towels, blankets, etc. is only going to keep her producing eggs and may kill her the next time, definitely will if it happens soon, which it will if it's started already. Conures are particularly prone to this happening for whatever reason...I certainly don't want you to lose her because of that "hut" after making it through this...Happy Hut Warning

I'm glad she's doing well, and her incision will heal quickly, they heal very quickly. Ask any and all questions to the vet about how to keep her wound clean, they should give you something to clean it with like Hibiclens once a day, maybe not if they think it's already healing nicely. Keep her cage very clean, and she'll know when she's able to do things again, if it hurts she won't do it, typically birds are very good about this...
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Old 01-15-2019, 07:53 AM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

And they ALL are terrible, yellow, green, purple, doesn't matter...And you need to remove it BEFORE she comes back from the surgery, it will not be "stressful" at all, it will cause her hormones to start again immediately and follicles will form again!!! It's best that it's just gone when she comes home...birds aren't like dogs or cats, they don't need a "bed" of any kind...When they see something like those huts all they think is "NEST!" and the Follicles start forming...Seriously, I wouldn't tell you to throw it out immediately, right now, if it wasn't that dangerous, why would I care what is in your bird's cage otherwise? You have no idea whether she's chewing on it or not, no one ever does...read the heartbreaking posts in that link...They bite of little bits of the material over time and it isn't digestible, so it builds up in their GI Tracts and one day you'll find her dead in the bottom of the cage, or hung by a loose thread...But in the case of your particular bird, at this point, she shouldn't ever even see it again, because it will only trigger her hormones immediately and then you're in trouble...
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:58 AM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

there's even a lawsuit?!?! omg I did not know about this... now I really need to go find this on the net... this is the downside of living in a small country, news travel slow or not at all

so... a wooden perch in the same place (cause she loves that one corner) will be ok? I already set up her cage with more perches and toys after cleaning that thing as well as I could and luckily I'm home every day till the end of the month (had to quit the job cause almost burnout... but that's another story...) so I can take care of her all day and also clean whatever needs to be cleaned and whatever needs to be taken care of...





whoops, sorry for the huge pic... so this is what I did with her sleeping corner... took the tent out and put 2 perches in like that... does it look ok for everyone? is it too near to the side of the cage? do I do something else?
and yes, she has more toys in there just most in the other part of the cage as she manages to drop everything in her food and water bowls and doesn't like it after haha
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

All of my conures came to me used to using cozy huts, and all sleep on perches in the same location quite happily. They do seem to prefer a particular location to sleep, so definitely make that space available with a good perch to snooze on . I did notice that mine all displayed hormonal behavior when they had the huts, which was why I removed them (then I heard about all the dangers associated with them). Mine now seem to have hormonal behavior seasonally and not all the time - so I’m glad that I did it. I have 4 girls, so I’m determined to do anything I can to reduce the chances of triggering egg-laying.
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