Eclectus Feathers and Coat

by Blake
(Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia)

Hi, Just had a quick question. my female Eclectus Parrot has a pretty dull coat, and a few feathers missing (we only recently got her-and she is not plucking at this point in time though can tell she previously had). It also looks like we can actually see bare skin on the bony points on the back of her wings!
Is there a certain food or vitamin that I can give her to help her Coat become full and healthy and shiny again?


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Oct 05, 2011
to add to that
by: Anonymous

Dr Ross Perry is no longer there. Please search for updated info. There is plenty there for Queenslanders! There will also be avian vets locally that will stock these products.

And dull feathers can also be the result of not frequently bathing the bird. Showers, baths, mists will help to give the feathers a good shine. If this doesn't help then there is possibly something else wrong.

Please GOOGLE eclectus parrots for other info & go see an avian vet for a wellness check & ask for advice:

QLD avians:
Dr PJS Gardiner BVSc MACVSc, 71 Princess St, Bundaberg, Qld
07 4153 1399
Brisbane Bird Vet, Dr Adrian Gallagher BVSc (Hons) , MACVSc (Avian Health)
Dr Amy Crouch BVSc (Hons) BSc (Hons), 248 Hamilton rd, Chermside 4032
07 3359 2233 , www/
Dr Peter Wilson BVSc MACVSc, 1596 Currumbin Creek Rd
Currumbin Valley Gold Coast, Qld

Good luck

Oct 05, 2011
Helping eclectus feathers improve
by: Tracie

Yes, please read our Avian Vet's suggestion to feed Harrison's pellets to eclectus parrots.

Argument for pellets

Here he suggests the best diet for eclectus:
Best Eclectus Diet

Where to purchase in Australia:

First check with your avian vet, then contact one of these and see if they will send you some.

Dr Sandy Hume - 02 6295 0770

Dr Phil Sacks -

Dr. Ross Perry - +61 [2] 9982 5831
Order online (in Australia only):

You may also want to read our Feather Damaging Behavior article if your bird is plucking.

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