green cheek conure

by Caiden

My green cheek conure's stomach feathers are either falling off or she is pecking them off and i want to know if that is a problem?

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Jun 27, 2009
Feather Plucking
by: Linda

Yes, feather plucking is a problem. You need to make an appointment with an Avian Vet in your area to have your bird checked for possible infections or internal/external parasites.

Boredom will also cause a bird to pluck its feathers as well as poor diet. If you're not feeding a high quality organic pelleted diet now, you need to start changing bird over to one. It takes a while to do the changeover, so put a little seed mix in bottom of bowl and add the pellets on top until bird starts eating them. Tracie has a couple of organic type pellets out here, one is Harrison's and the other is Goldenfeast Goldn'obles .

So, take bird to Avian vet for a checkup, make sure bird's cage is large enough for it with plenty of safe chew toys in there. Natural wood perches are also needed to keep feet healthy. Bird needs to come out of cage and play out as much as you are able to supervise it. Never leave a bird out of cage alone with any other pets present even while you are in the house. Don't bring bird into kitchen as this is a dangerous place to be. NEVER leave your bird out of cage when you are leaving house as they can get hurt quite easily that way. If you are feeding an all seed diet, this is not a nutritious diet, and bird may be malnourished. Yes, fat birds can be malnourished if they are not getting all the vitamins and minerals and protein they need in their diet. You will not need to use any vitamin/mineral supplements with the organic pelleted diets, and feed treat food as recommended on packages to keep from having an imbalance in the diet.


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