Black Tipped Feathers on My Half Moon Conure
by MaryLu Rogers
My Half Moon Conure has black-tipped feathers. I've talked to her vet and to the breeder I bought her from and they both say that this usually indicates poor nutrition. However, she eats primarily pellet,some fruits and vegys, legums and seed and millet treats. She also occasionally eats what I'm eating (eggs, chicken, pasta, bits of cheese and yogurt.
After reading some material yesterday, I discovered that she isn't getting enough sunlight. I've just ordered a full-spectrum avian light. Could this be the problem for her black tipped feathers or should I go ahead and put out the bucks (gulp) for blood tests?