African Grey: Feather Plucking? Molting? or Both?
by Dennis Neymit
Picture of Area Where Plucking/Molting is
Hello, first of all I would like to thank you for reading this post. I have an African Grey Parrot who turned one year old two-three months ago. I did some research and found out that most African Grey Parrots go through there first molt at around one year old which may contribute to feather plucking. Lately, I have noticed that my parrot has begun to lose a lot of feathers in the middle of her back, neck, and belly. The picture shows what I am talking about (the back is not as bad, but there are visible spots in the middle of the back that look similar). So based on the fact that the parrot should be going through her first molt, is the picture that I took showing molting, plucking, or both? If it is molting and plucking, what should I do?