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January 28, 2020

Hole in abdomen

Hello, our 13 year old conure laid an egg the other day, and now I can feel another one about you come out. I also noticed a small hole in her abdomen and feces is coming out of it (not her cloaca).


Hi Lisa,

Please take her to an avian Vet as soon as possible if you haven’t already. This sounds very serious and if she has managed to perforate her intestines, infection can set in and kill her very quickly. She may have picked at her abdomen because she had pain from the egg or is egg bound. Regardless, she needs vet care immediately.

Take care,


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