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My Petco Conure died unexpectedly

I purchased a green-cheek conure from Petco six months ago. He was about 4 months old when I got him. I took him to 4 vet visits in this time for low body weight, which never improved. He had been battling a low-grade bacterial infection since I got him, as well, that got worse at the end of his life. The vet had commented that he had a deformity in one of his nares. So, when his beak started growing uncontrollably and he began acting severely lethargic, they told me that there was little that could be done. They said that it was very, very unusual for a bird that young to exhibit signs of liver disease, and that it was probably the result of an issue that he was born with or had been battling since well before I purchased him. Over the course of a week, he slowly lost interest in all food and water, and he died yesterday. It is true that he'd had some issues since I got him, and the vet seemed convinced that he was bred with the issues that led him to die way too young. I am deeply upset, and if it is true that Petco is purchasing birds for sale that are bred with genetic abnormalities, deformities, and congenital health issues, I think this is abhorrant. I spent thousands of dollars under the assumption that I would have a companion for the next 15 years. I lost my best friend, and there was nothing I could do. 


Re: My Petco Conure died unexpectedly

I am so sorry, that sounds horrible, it made me sad just reading this! I am sure he loved being with someone who took care of him for the short amount of time he had.
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Re: My Petco Conure died unexpectedly

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Hi Branchingsix


Wecolme to the community, I'm so sorry for your loss. Can you please send your name, phone number and the store location where you purchase your conure from to ptpsupport@petco.com so we can look into this further?


Thank you, Alex



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