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Last night I forgot to put my sun conures away.
Lately my sun conure has been going at my cockatoo through the bars of his cage every chance he gets. I don’t know what has warranted the hatter but I can’t seem to cool it down. It used to only be if they were both out. I should’ve done it sooner but I’m going to move the sun conures to a different floor.
He seems fine overall, acting like himself and flying all over but I’m freaking out. Do you think he needs a vet visit?
It doesn’t seem like it bled much if any and it’s already scabbed over. It must’ve happened while I was asleep because it wasn’t there last night.
 

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Maybe he isn’t acting normal! I can’t upload a video but he was sitting with his eyes half closed moving slow and doing something weird with his beak. I’ve never seen him do it before. I can’t even bring him to the vet until my parents get home in 7 hours
 

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I would put him in a carrier with food and water and keep him warm and calm until you can get him to the vet.
 

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If he were to have a fractured skull or something how long would he have?
 

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It appears that skin was broken, not just feathers removed. Especially where this is your birds head, it would be best for a veterinarian to determine whether or not there is an infection so that it can be treated quickly.
 

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is there anything I can do for him for now?
 

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The placement of the bite is unfortunate, as it could have angled back into the eye socket . It's definitely causing some eye pain with the elevated third eye lif it looks like ...

Because of the placement of this bite , and puncture nature, I have to agree a veterinarian visit is best .

If the bite has been elsewhere and nit a deep angle like this one , it probably would have been ok to watch it and see.

But with it where it is , and his behavior. Id be getting to the veterinarian
 

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This kind of tiff happened between my African grey and GCC several years ago. Conure attacked grey between bars. I checked the conure and saw feathers pulled out on top of head, nothing more. I took conure to vet next day as a precaution. The vet found a hole in the skull with bird feathers in the sinuses. He cleaned the wound and gave him pain med and antibiotics. The hole closed by itself in time.
Conure went back to breeder.
 

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Can I ask how much that cost?
Someone else’s past fee for their specific situation at the vet won’t help you in anyway at all- different time, different vet, different injury etc.
This is a very possible head and eye injury- a vet is needed.
I really think you need to speak to the vet on the phone and have your little one checked out asap.

Moving your conures to a place a cocky is not is a great idea- saves this terrible injury happening again and also separates old world and new world birds so your new world birds are not in extra danger of breathing issues.
 

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Considering what the vet did the cost was reasonable. It was not an avian vet but the local emergency vet's hospital. I do remember it was under $100. I advise you to permanently separate them or rehome them.
 

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I’m just hoping the 450$ I have on my card is enough
I called the vet and they said the soonest they could get him in is at 2:30 tomorrow
 

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How is he acting right now?
 

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He seems fine not quite his self but better than he was
The eye on the other side of his wound seemed like it was swollen yesterday but the swelling is going down
Still gonna bring him down for a checkup and hopefully antibiotics/pain killers
 

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He’s at the vet they’re saying he looks fine just to keep an eye on him
 

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I'm so glad you got him checked out! Good news!
 
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