losing feathers

by alison walton
(UK)

I have a 20wk old orange winged amazon, Rocky. Hes a fantastic bird, very friendly with all the family.
Over the last week ive noticed hes loosing the green feathers from his chest and there is the grey fluff showing through. This doesn't seem to be bothering him and ive watched him and have never seen him plucking himself?
Could anyone explain what this is, as I understood he is too young to go through his first molt?
Many Thanks
Alison

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Oct 13, 2008
Feather loss
by: Tracie

You need to take your bird to an Avian Vet to rule out illness. You should consider getting the polyomavirus vaccine too.

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