Cockatiel feathers turning white

by Roe

I have a grey male cockatiel about 4-5 yrs old. The grey feathers on his back and wings are turning white. What causes this and what do I need to do?

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Oct 27, 2017
Update Request
by: Meredith

Hi, the same thing is happening to my male grey cockatiel, same age. I took him to an avian vet but his blookwork was normal. Do you have an update? How's your bird now?


Jun 03, 2011
Bird feathers turning white
by: The Avian Vet

The most likely cause is nutrient deficiencies. It could also be a virus, or he may be exhibiting some pied markings that are just coming out. You should have him seen by an avian veterinarian.

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