Indian ring necked parrot with fading beak colour

by saif
(Chittagong,Bangladesh)

hi!i have a ring necked parrot,about 6 months old.he is quite friendly,feeds on his own but seems to like only wet bread,doesn't drink much!recently his beak color which was bright red seems to be fading!otherwise he's quite playful and active and flies about within the house.however he becomes aggressive when caged & bites anyone touching the cage.is this a problem?how can i get him to eat other stuff cos i feel he has malnutrition(discoloration of the beak)

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Sep 17, 2013
Indian ring necked parrot with fading beak colour
by: Linda

I hate to be the one to tell you this, and someone needs to, so here goes. Not only is your bird malnourished, it is doing to die shortly. Birds cannot live on wet bread as they need many other items containing high quality proteins, vitamins and minerals. The bread is only supplying a very small portion of bird's needs with no high quality protein at all.

If you can find organic pellets for parrots your size in a store near you, please buy some. We have some here, but not sure if you can get into your country. Since he likes wet bread, add a little water to a serving of the organic pellets (do not add too much water as you just want them slightly moist not soaked and holding water). To start him out on this, go ahead and put a very small amount of the wet bread in with the moist pellets and stir them all up together. Make sure bread is a very small amount just for flavor so he will eat the pellets and get full and not get full on the bread.

Fact is, your bird is probably sick noq and was when you got him and has gotten worse because Ringnecks like to eat, and this one has to be sick for a long time to not want to eat anything. If you can find an Avian Vet ONLY in your area to examine him please do so right away. Your bird is in very poor shape and will die if he is not examined and treated by an Avian Vet plus put on a healthy diet of organic pellets. Do not take him to a dog and cat vet unless they also treat birds(parrots) because he probably has some kind of infection and only Avian vets know how to diagnose and give the correct amount of medicine for birds as they are easily overdosed and can die from the treatment as well as the infection.

I hope everything works out for you because your bird is in the middle of winding down to his death. Please do not wait to find the organic pellets or some kind of parrot pellets would be better than none. Try and get the very best you can find without a lot of dangerous preservatives, dyes and sugars in them. Also work hard to find an Avian Vet in your area because food alone will not keep him alive much longer.

Keep in touch with us, and my prayers and thoughts are with you and your little bird that he makes a recovery.

Linda

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