8 month old conure seems to be molting

by linda running
(san diego, ca, usa)

Nanday is our newly aquired concure and we noticed that her colors around her head and chest are starting to change from a basic green/brownish to red on her head and mixed red/orange yellow and green on her chest... she seems to pick/preen alot and seems to like to be touched/petted on her head, but when i start stroking her feathers around her neck she SCREECHS loudly and pulls away like it hurts her to be touched there.... is there anything i can do to help her with a molting/preening problem? Thank You for any response/help.


Linda Running and Nanday (half sun and half nanday concure)

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Dec 15, 2010
Preening problem
by: Tracie

Ouch! Her new feathers are coming in, and they are very sensitive. If she/he won't let you help with the preening process, by gently pinching the new feathers to help the hard sheath to come off, then encourage him/her to bathe to soften the sheath so it can be easily preened by your bird.

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