My parrotlet get down on her chest.

by mary
(Ligonier, In U.S.)

Hello, My parrotlet will get a few feathers mixed with down on her chest, the feathers fall out but the down stays. She does have feathers every place else. I thought at 1st she might be plucking her chest but it is never bare or irritated and I haven't seen her doing that.
She has tons of toys she plays with and a full spectrum light, her cage is big enough she can fly around in it. Most importantly I never ignore her.

I purchased her through a breeder for a pet store and they kept saying the birds were not ready yet. I was fine with that but now I am wondering if they took her away too early.
She seems happy and health I just wanted to make sure this won't harm her later on.
Any information would be appreciated

Thank you Mary

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Jun 04, 2012
My parrotlet get down on her chest.
by: Mary

I did tell the store to tell the breeder to keep her as long as they needed and it was 3-4 weeks later that they said she was ready.

I have taken her to the an Avian vet, he gave her special food that hasn't help. We have a new Avian vet I am taking her to, hopefully they can help.

Jun 04, 2012
Parrotlet losing feathers
by: Tracie

Unfortunately Dr B can not tell without examining the bird if it has a feather disease, a nutrition problem or what. If your bird did not come with a well bird certificate, showing the breeder cares enough about their birds that they take them to an avian vet before selling them, then you need to Find an Avian Vet for your bird so it can be examined to determine what is wrong and what the potential treatment might be.

In the future, I suggest that you first of all listen to the breeder if they say the bird is not ready to be on it's own, and make sure the bird has been seen by an avian vet and given a clean bill of health.

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