strange colored feathers
by Ashley McFarland
(San Jose, CA)
rosie in 2009 looking very sad and tons of yellowish color on her
Hi, my galah was rescued about 4 years ago by my friends from a lady giving her away saying her husband was going to kill her. Her gray feathers where really yellowish in color and she was under weight.
It's now been 4 years and because of my friends declining health she was given to me. I've been feeding her a much healthier diet consisting of natural uncolored pellets and fresh and prepared foods. she used to get mostly sun flower seeds, oatmeal, millet, noodles, jelly beans and the occasional sip of coffee!!
With each molted feather they come in more beautiful and vibrant, but I'm worried about the fact her feathers used to be that color. She also doesn't have very much feather dust. She isn't a normal morph galah though and after talking to other owners of the dark morph we came to the conclusion that they have less dust than a normal galah.
I'm a full time university student living at home with parents, but this semester I decided to take it off so I can work and get exotic pet insurance for Rosie before I take her to the vet for a check up. I want to know what might of caused this coloration and even though it's mostly gone should I still be worried about it? If it is something serious I'll talk to my parents and see if they'll take her for me since I can't yet afford it.