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March 28, 2022

Conure abdomen


my almost 7 year old DNA male conure has a “belly” between his legs. his annual blood work is good. I started giving him milk thistle and aloe (lily of the desert) in case it’s liver issues. is there a test I need to request to check his liver? he has always been flighted and my flock is out and about 09-10 hrs a day. they eat tops pellets and organic steel cut oats, organic chai seed, organic oat groats, treats include walnut piece, tiny almond pieces, organic anise star segment, piece of pecan.


Answer:

Hi Kathy,

I would definitely discuss this with your Vet. There are several possibilities, so a physical exam, specific blood chemistries and possibly imaging would need to be done to make a diagnosis. I’m sorry we can’t be of more help but this is one of those things that would just be a guessing game without running diagnostic tests.

Thank you for Asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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