Parrottlet losing feathers

by jason harmsworth
(strathroy ontario canada)

Our pacific green parottlet is losins its feathers around its eyes and back why is this? We are just new to the bird world is this something to be concerned about?

Harmsworth Family
Strathroy Ontario Canada

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Mar 19, 2011
Parrotlet losing feathers
by: Tracie

Yes, it is something to be concerned about. Dr B suggests a visit to an avian vet for an exam. It could be a disease, it could be an internal infection or it could be due to it's diet.

If your bird is eating color pellets, then it could be an allergy or other health issue. Make sure your bird is eating pellets, first of all, and then make sure they are high quality, no sugar, like Harrison's organic pellets. Roudybush is good too.

You may already know about pellets, but many people do not even know about pellets, so I just thought I would mention them. I never had a budgie live for more than a couple of years, until I discovered Harrison's pellets. Our budgies are alive and healthy and 8 years old so far. Zupreem and Lefeber have a history of causing health problems, so avoid them.

Switching Birds to Pellets article

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