Amazon parrot molting alot after laying eggs
by Kim Burge
My 10 year old YellowNaped Parrot, DeauxDeaux, layed her 1st eggs(3 of them) in June. They were unfertilized, but the vet said to let her sit on them until she abandons them. I let her sit for a little over a month, then I took 1 egg away, and she left abandoned the other 2. Everything went back to normal for her afterwards except she has started molting alot, and I mean ALOT!
Visibly you can't tell by looking at her, but there are feathers everywhere, not just down feathers, but the green body feathers and tail and wing feathers too. I know she isn't plucking them, I see her preening but not plucking. She has never molted this much at one time.
Should I add something to her diet? She is a picky eater, she likes her grapes, peanuts, and sometimes snap peas, and I feed her Brown's Tropical Carnival Gourmet Food, and she eats a good bit of it. Should I give her vitamins also??