Darker chest

by Beth Spisak
(Goodyear, AZ)

Our cockatiel is 16 years old and has been very healthy. I have just noticed the appearance of the feathers on his chest to have turned a darker shade of gray. Does this mean anything?

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Jul 06, 2010
Feathers getting darker
by: The Avian Vet

Maybe related to aging, but likely due to poor nutrition and poor quality of light. He needs to be on a pellet diet like Harrison's and should get full spectrum lighting.

Dr B

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