How to lighten up the Plumage of an 18 month female African grey parrot ?
(Cairo - Egypt)
My name is Waleed , I am a parrot lover who is blessed by the companionship of an Amazon parrot and I have recently brought home a 1 year old female african grey parrot. She was quite frightened at first but I gradually took her into a totally different Level of companionship and a bond full of trust .
Any ways when I brought her she had very light homogenous silver grey plummage over the past few weeks I noticed a color change to dark grey starting from the head with a V shape descent to the belly , she didn't molt yet but I need to mention that every 2-3 days a week we expose them to sunlight even in the winter when the day is sunny with good temperature degrees for the birds to stay out in the balcony in a semi shaded place (to avoid sunburn). Could this be the Tanning process in African greys , if so this did not happen in the Amazon , Why? How to reverse / lighten back the feathers to their silvery grey color like before ?
Thank you so much ...