Sun Conure Parrot some feather loss

by Shantel Schmidek
(Edmonton Alberta)

My Sun Conure is about 2 years old I bought it from a lady about a month and a half ago, Just in the past week and a half she has started loosing feathers under her wings, am I doing something wrong is my bird sick???

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Apr 06, 2011
Feather loss under wings
by: Tracie

Your bird could be plucking them due to stress, or it could be an infection or allergy to something you are feeding the bird. Dr B can not help, because he can't examine your bird, possibly run tests and discuss all the possibilities, sorry.

I suggest you read the Feather Damaging Behavior article for a better understanding.

If you are feeding colored pellets, table food or any fresh food that is not organic, then stop that first. If the bird continues to pick at it's feathers, then you will have to take the bird to an avian vet to make sure it is not a health issue.

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