losing feathers

by bob

my cockatoo is losing lots of feathers could it be what she eats?

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Sep 10, 2011
Parrot losing feathers
by: Tracie

It could be a normal molt, but I can't tell over the Internet.

You didn't mention what kind of bird you have, but it should be eating at least more than 50% pellets. Budgie, Lory & Eclectus diets are a bit different than the rest of the birds. Most birds should be eating 80% Harrison's or Roudybush pellets and only 20% healthy treats.

An all seed diets, human table food, colored pellets and cheap pellets with chemicals and sugar will cause health and feather issues in birds.

If you can see bare spots on your bird, then please Find an Avian Vet for your bird. If the bird is simply losing feathers and you don't see bare spots, then it is probably a molt.

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