Re: Regurgitating Sun Conure
Posted by Debbie on 5/18/07
I'm so sorry to hear about your conure and the other birds. I had
read that there was a difference between regurgitating and vomiting,
and it sounds like your bird must have been vomiting. I guess it's
always good advice to get medical help. My conure hasn't been losing
any weight, though - When he reguritates on me, he usually eats most
of it back up. It's quite yuckky, but it is consistent with all of
his other behavior showing that he loves me. He is very jealous if I
pay a lot of attention to other members of our family, especially my
husband. Based on what Lora and Connie had said, when he starts the
head bobbing in anticipation of regurgitating, I tell him "no food"
or "I don't want any food." He usually stops when I say that -
although he often starts again a minute or two later unless I put him
down. We'll keep watching him for any signs of illness and in the
meantime keep telling him not to give us food.
Best of luck, and thank you Teresa, Connie and Lora.