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Turquoise GCC weight question

jjmmzara

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I wanted to check with more experienced bird parents on my GCC’s weight. Adopted from pet store in May, hatch date November 2021. Zara eats 2-3 tablespoons of Higgins vita seed conure blend, about 2-3 tablespoons of fresh fruit/vegetables, 1tsp of Tops pellets in a day, plus nutriberries as a treat. I didn’t weigh her right away after adoption, but the first couple weeks she ate a TON. I think she didn’t get fresh food at the pet store and low quality pellets/seeds. About 1 1/2 weeks after adoption she weighed 68 grams, then up to 72 grams the next week and feathers brightened up a lot. Stayed at 71-72 grams until about a week ago. I was out of town for my sons camp for 9 days, and when I came back she weighed 68grams. She got the same foods/amounts from my husband and daughter. Could the Weight loss be from stress since she’s so bonded to me? Or maybe Weight is leveling out since we got her? Acting normal, normal poops, etc. 1st picture is recent, 2nd from right after we got her in May.
 

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I would continue to check on weight daily ( same time every day ) if the weight continues to drop contact your vet, you could offer more fresh food it wont do any harm. I am not familiar with Vita seed conure, is your bird eating pellets ? if not might be worth starting to transition him across to pellets.
 

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Are all the weights you have from first thing in the morning after pooping and before feeding?
 

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I would continue to check on weight daily ( same time every day ) if the weight continues to drop contact your vet, you could offer more fresh food it wont do any harm. I am not familiar with Vita seed conure, is your bird eating pellets ? if not might be worth starting to transition him across to pellets.
Yes she also gets Tops pellets. I’ve been trying to add more fresh and offer more nutriberries since she loves them.
 

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I would continue to check on weight daily ( same time every day ) if the weight continues to drop contact your vet, you could offer more fresh food it wont do any harm. I am not familiar with Vita seed conure, is your bird eating pellets ? if not might be worth starting to transition him across to pellets.
here’s the details on her seed blend:
 

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Yes, my Jardine's eats less if I am not in the room with him. So if I have been gone all day, or even in my office all day, he will wait to tuck into his food until I am nearby.
 
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