Why is my Conure slowing losing feathers around his eyes & nose?
by Valerie DeLaCruz
(Rail Road Flat, CA, USA)
Jenday Conure, Saki 12/23/09
My Jenday Conure Saki is slowing losing his tiny feathers around his eyes and nose. We've had him for 10 months and this problem is slowly progessing. We did take him to an Avain Vet and she said he had poor feather quality but did not find anything wrong with the blood and fecal tests she did. She even did a Beak and Feather test which was negitive. She said to up the humidity but that doesn't seem to help much.
Saki eats a good diet of Harrison's pellets, fruit and veggies. He loves Cream of Wheat, could he be having a reaction to that? Looks like he had this problem when we got him because from the pictures I've taken of him since March 09, he had some loss then too. His tail feathers are kind of choppy and raggity also but is not losing them. We're going to go to another Avain Vet for a second opinon, but any advice would help because at this rate he'll be bald soon.