Sun conure feathers
My sun conure (Tedy) is 4 months old & I am worried about the condition of his feathers. I was searching for some pictures of healthy & unhealthy feathers to see if his looked similar.
I previously owned a green cheek conure (Kiwi) that I had to give a daily dose of Nekton-Bio. Kiwi's feathers looked as if he was chewing the ends off. Tedy's feathers still have round shape to ends but they're starting to look like color is missing along the edges. They look similar to Kiwi's feathers, just not as severe. I would like to know if this a natural stage as the feathers age or should I bring him to the vet to be examined?
I do have him on a healthy organic pellet (Feed Your Flock from Chet Whomack) diet blended with parrot mix (Bird Paradise)of fruits, vegetables, legumes & some nuts. His diet contains the minimum requirement of seed, and healthy limit of human food including yogurts & some dairy. I want to keep him as healthy as I possibly can & I wonder if this is a diet issue.
Reading through the Nekton-Bio information pamphlet it states that feather defects are caused by malnutrition or vitamin deficiency. At his well visit with the vet 1 month ago they said I should not need to supplement Tedy's diet with the Nekton-Bio, but now I am concerned and would appreciate any input on the subject.
We are all affected by this horrible economy, even though I love Tedy like a child I can't afford unnecessary visits to the vet. Your assistance with this question is greatly appreciated.