Umbrella Cockatoo flight feathers are coming in weird and under bite
by Clint Gabbert
(Craig, CO, USA)
Cockatoo flight feathers
Umbrella Cockatoo flight feathers are coming in weird... She also has an under bite. I recently acquired an Umbrella Cockatoo. I have an aquarium fish and animal supply store and I had a customer come in that wanted to find a home for here Cockatoo and after meeting the bird I thought she would make a great store pet, she get plenty of attention and she has been quite the attraction.
When I first got her she had not been taken care of properly and had a severe under bite. I have been taking her to our local vet about every 3 weeks and they have been trimming her beak and it seems to be getting better, but our vet doesn't know much about birds (they actually said that there is only one other person that brings there parrot in) and the closest vet that specializes in birds in about 5 hours away. I attached a picture of her beak but that isn't the reason I am sending this.
When we first brought her into the store I had the vet trim her wings. That has been about 4 months ago and her feathers are starting to grow back in but they just look weird to me she leaves them alone as far as I know, I attached a picture if I could get your opinion that would be great.
She is on a safflower seed based diet, it is the Kaylor of Colorado brand Sweet Harvest Parrot w/out sunflower seeds. She will not eat anything else, I am really trying to get her on to Roudybush but she will not even try it. Thank you so much for your help.