is my african grey sunburned?

by emma
(Ireland)

i put my parrot outside a couple of times when the weather was warm and iv noticed his normally white head is now grey around the eyes almost scorched looking but not pink,could he just have had too much sun?

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Jun 12, 2013
is my african grey sunburned?
by: Linda

As Angela said, never, ever put a bird in direct sunlight without a way to get out of it. The sun is radiating harmful rays which cause skin cancer in humans and are devastating to other life forms.

If this were me, I'd make an appointment with an Avian Vet ONLY and get the bird in there right away. If he had more than an hour of sun, he is most likely sick from it. The sun's rays exposed your bird to harmful radiation which kills life, and your bird is no exception.

Let us know what the avian vet has to say.

Linda

Jun 12, 2013
Sunburned African grey
by: Angela

As long as the temperature is right, it is okay to put a bird outside but never put it in direct sunlight. They should always have shade available. If the color change was sudden, it could have been caused by too much sun exposure. Keep an eye on it because your bird might require medical attention.

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