Nanday Conure Forum

Message #2242. This is a followup to #2239.

Name:Margaret1
Date:Wednesday October 27, 2004 6:49:23 am MDT
Subject:Re: Nanday Behavior
Message:Nancy, this article might provide you with some answers or clues - http://www.quakerparrots.com/mattiesue/wont_eat_independently.htm
It is about a 4 month old Quaker that won't wean.

Where did you purchase this bird from? Was it weaned when it was sold to you? What formula are you feeding Buddy now?

While I suppose his problem could be emotional (such as not being properly weaned to begin with - this can cause psychological problems in parrots), it is also possible that his problem is medical such as an infection. Taking him to an avian vet (not a cat/dog vet or just any ole vet) can help to rule out any medical reasons. You can find an avian vet on the Association of Avian Veterinarian's website here - www.aav.org/vet-lookup.

Good luck with Buddy. Hopefully there is no congenital defect causing this. Please keep us posted and let us know how his vet appointment goes. We'll be thinking about you and sweet baby Buddy.

Nancy wrote:
> I recently purchased my Nanday Conure, "Buddy". He's now five months
> old and is still being hand fed. I've observed Buddy for a few day's
> now and I'm starting to wonder if he's ok. I do realize that all
> birds are different and develope in their own pace but I'm still a
> little concerned.
> Buddy seems to be very unaware of things at times and he's very
> unsure of his footing and surroundings at times. I've often wondered
> if Buddy may have some developmental issues or could possibly be
> retarded. I know that sounds horrible but I've done a lot of research
> on Nanday's before I bought him and most of the stuff I've found show
> Nanday's at 5 months old very alert and sure footed among other
> things. I do plan on taking him to a Vet but would like find out as
> much as possible about behavior patterns for his age before I go to
> help ease my mind. I love this little guy to death and I'm afraid for
> him and want to provide the best care possible for him and regardless
> of my research, I still don't know very much about Nanday's and need
> as much help and support as I can get. Thanks to anyone who may be
> able to offer any advice or help to Me and my Buddy...

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