Help Please.


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May 25, 2022
Green cheeked conure
Hi everybody,
I have a Green cheeked conure, he has always flown around downstairs unhindered, but a day ago I left him flying around & went into another room & he usually finds me, but when I returned to the kitchen say a minute or two later he was in the sink in used soapy washing up water & struggling to get out & am sure he went under & swallowed sone of the soapy water.
I quickly pulled him out blew what of could off his face & gently massaged him & blew air into his face & beak & he then sat on the worktop wings out puffing exhausted. I dries him off & kept him with me after this, but Since he has difficulty in flying, wheezes if flying a short distance & crashes where he is exhausted, sneezes after a flight & has been sick twice. He is also very quite which is really & very unlike him & he is also very listless perches with drooped wings & sits in the back of his cage.
His poo was watery & is & has since returned to what appears to be near normal, he is eating & drinking & seems to be a little better, but with only a flash of his normal boisterous self now & then.
We have no specialist avarian vets, only vets who want to take the money for a consultation, which is disappointing, as I have asked if they have experience, no is the general response.
Can anyone please advise & assist as he is a great companion & christ knows I will miss him.
Thanks for any advise in advance....its appreciated.
Rgds, Jay.


Supporting Member
Jul 10, 2015
Western, Michigan
DYH Amazon
Landing in the sink with soapy water likely not going to have any mid-to-long term effects. Should consider a fresh water bathe and allowed to dry naturally..

IF, your Tiel did take-in some soapy water, a runny stool should be the only reaction to event.

NOTE: Allowing one's Parrot to Free Roam /Fly includes on-going effort at keeping one's home 'Parrot' safe, which includes allowing sinks to drain and toilets to have their seat covers down just to provide a couple of examples.

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