African Grey no feathers around eyes
(River Rouge Mi)
I got a 14 week old african grey today I am a little concerned about the fact that she has no feathers around her eyes. I was thinking maybe a plucking problem, then I realized she can't pluck them there. The breeder just kind of answered me with "oh it's normal" and went on about something else, but now that I have her home it bothers me. She also suggested against a vet visit because it could be traumatizing at this point, and greys can be quite unforgiving. I think that is what made me start wondering more about her eyes.
Anyway, had anyone ever had a young african grey, and if so is it normal for them to have no feathers around their eyes? Closer to the nostrils she is actually a little pink. The breeder did have 5 babies, so I am wondering if any of the others plucked her. They all seemed to get along well, but she was the shyest.
Also, I can kind of understand about the vet being traumatizing, and don't want to take her quite yet, at least until she gets to trust us. In the mean time are the specific signs I should look for for problems. Thank you so much for your help!