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conure is acting weird, should i take her to the vet

my sweet Sophie girl has been my first bird. I've had her little over a month now and we have really bonded! she wants to go with me everywhere i go, she loves neck scratches and beak pets but recently she has been acting weird. she keeps like half sitting on toys in her cage. like just pushing her bum against them. i'd think she was maybe trying to nest to lay an egg or something but her past owners said she never layed any eggs. should i take her to the vet?
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How old is the bird?

I would check her bum/vent to see if she has any poop stuck to her bottom as birds will try to dislodge a messy bottom on perches or toys if they have a mess stuck to their feathers and vent.

If she is wiggling her bottom against the toys I would think she is trying to "get jiggy with it"

She might be just going through the motions of sexually stimulating herself, some birds like to do this when they have the urge and use toys perches and sometimes their human.

A sick bird usually sits and is quiet for long periods of time with puffed up feathers while they close their eyes continuously resting.

If you see that type of quiet sleepy puffed feathered action then I would take the bird to see a vet.





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I agree with Mr Peepers, she might be getting too loving with her toys. Are you sure she's a female?

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I agree with Mr Peepers, she might be getting too loving with her toys. Are you sure she's a female?
i am not sure. she's super vocal for a female. i am see a vet tomorrow, so we'll see. why would she not be?
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Usually, it's the males that get "attracted" to toys, although the females do occasionally.

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I look forward to what your avian vet will tell you, be sure to mention the toy wiggling that's happening.

If you have a short video of it to show him/her it will help.





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I don't think it's a veterinary matter. A lot of my birds sit on top of toys. If she is rubbing herself on it then she's masturbating and is also highly likely to be a he!

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I don't think it's a veterinary matter. A lot of my birds sit on top of toys. If she is rubbing herself on it then she's masturbating and is also highly likely to be a he!

A dirty birdy indeed!





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