Female Eclectus Parrot - Orange Feather Discoloration
by Pam Eversole
Our 3-Year-Old female Grand Eclectus parrot is showing small patches of orange discoloration on her red head & neck and dull olive color on her back and tail. We have her under a full-spectrum light for at least 8 hours a day. The only change is that she had become bored with her previous pelleted diet and refuses all of the several new pellets we are offering, AND she is now bored with her carrot-corn-greenbean-pea veggies we feed daily and is no longer eating those. Diet she accepts now is Eclectus Mix, Safflower mix, dried veggies, walnuts, almonds, peanust, pasta, and a few other items. Is the plumage change due to a nutritional deficiency? What do you recommend?