Green cheeked conure pulling out flight feathers
(Toowoomba, Qld. Australia)
My green cheeked conure has over the past couple of weeks pulled out every blue flight feather he had. Started on one wing first. Is constantly picking underneath the wing. Black markings starting to appear on top of the wing on the green feathers, on the right side only, which is the side he first started to loose feathers from.
He is about four years old. He is a male. Had a vet check earlier this year, and was tested for that virus - all clear. Is this normal or should I be seeing a vet again. He has no bald spots. He is in a large cage on his own, and I feed him pellets, seed and fruit. He has a splash pan for bathing in. The black starting on the edge of wings is curious to me. Is this normal?