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Re: Odd Behavior

Posted by Jo-Ann on 1/09/07
(5) Comments

    On 1/08/07, Meg wrote:
    > I have a sun conure that became an addition to our family
    > in October. We have a cat and a dog as well. Today I heard
    > my sun conure squack and unusual one and I went running to
    > his cage to find my cat wacking at him on the other side
    > of the bars. I cuddled with him afterwards and he seemed
    > fine. A couple hours later my husband went to go spend
    > time with "him" and he wouldnt come out of his fuzzy bed.
    > Normally he would jump at the chance for attention but he
    > just laid in his bed. I took him for a shower and that
    > seemed to brighten his spirits but when I put him back in
    > his cage he ran back to bed and wont come out. I just
    > tried right now to give him a treat and he came out for a
    > moment.. but when he saw the cat he ran back into bed. Is
    > he just in shock?? I have also noticed him rubbing his
    > beak on everything that started earlier this morn.. I have
    > a cold do you think he caught it from me? Please help Im
    > worried but I dont live in a town with avian vets. Anyone
    > have any words of advice? I know its not lack of attention
    > because I do not work and I am with him majority of the
    > day.

    Doesn't sound like he's in shock - when they are it's like
    they are paralyzed and don't do a thing.

    He's scared to death of being eaten by the cat! Poor thing
    runs and hides from the predator. The cat is obviosly
    inclined to have birdy for dinner, so please keep them
    apart - no matter what it takes. The poor bird IS locked
    behind bars now out of fear.