GCC has a reddish tinge in the white rings around his eyes

by Sue
(Marysville, WA, USA)

My GCC has a reddish tinge in the white rings around his eyes. What could it be? He's had this for a few months now, it doesn't seem to be getting any worse and he acts healthy--eating, playing, etc., as he normally does. He is, however, sometimes making a kind of a snuffing noise a lot thru his opened beak and nostrils. Don't know if it's related, but just wondering if anyone has seen the reddish tinge in the white skin around the eyes before or if I should be worried about it.

I've had him over a year, and he was about 6 months when I got him. He eats the same food the parrot shop where I bought him recommended, the ZuPreem blend for small parrots. Could it be the red bits in the food have a color that is affecting that area?

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Oct 07, 2013
Conure with reddish tinge in white rings
by: Tracie

It could be allergies, it is hard to say. I know the pet shop suggested Zupreem, but it is not a high quality food. Our avian vet says, "ZuPreem has lots of sugar which can cause yeast infections and can lead to digestive problems. Also all of the artificial ingredients can cause problems too."

Our avian vet suggests either Harrison's or Roudybush pellets for 80% of the bird's diet and 20% healthy treats.

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