yellow headed parrot decoloration

by Chume

My double yellow head parrot is becoming white...what is the problem?

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May 07, 2012
Yellow Headed parrot discoloration
by: AZ

I agree, Take your bird to an avian vet right away. Only an avian vet can propley diagnose your bird's health, vs a dog and cat vet, where they would only make guesses.

Your bird needs a basic metabolic blood panel and even have a test done called Exotic OH: Electrophoresis. This is an accurate interpretation of avian plasma proteins is very important as a diagnostic tool in avian medicine. Protein electrophoresis is a practical & useful test in psittacines (parrots). Dramatic changes in protein fractions are evident in several diseases, & may help in procuring a diagnosis. Results for this test normally have to be sent out, takes about a week for results.

Please get your bird examined before it's too late.

May 06, 2012
yellow headed parrot decoloration
by: Linda

This is serious and can be due to poor diet or illness. You have to take your bird to be examined by an Avian Vet as quickly as is possible. You have to rule in or out physical illness before beginning a new diet. New diet needs to be organic pellets like Harrison's in the Course Grind which is the size pellet your bird needs to be eating. Below is a link to article written by Avian Vet about how to go about changing diet to a healthy one:

Switching Birds To Pellets article

Make NO mistake about this needing to be taken care of right away. Your bird's body is unable to produce enough healthy cells and tissue to even keep color in his feathers, so his health will begin to decline at a faster rate until death occurs unless you get on this and get it taken care of. Make NO dietary changes until bird has been thoroughly examined by Avian Vet for infections and basic bloodwork done to see how organs are functioning or if viral infection is the problem.

Let us know what avian vet has to say, and prepare yourself to begin the work of getting your bird healthy again. We are here for you if you are willing to take responsibility for your bird's health and well-being.Bringing a bird back to health can take a year or more depending on how long the neglect of his health has gone on. Do not wait another day to help your bird be healthy as it is your responsibility and was part of your commitment to him in the first place.

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