Yellow Nape feather Turn Black

by Debbie
(New York, New York )

Yellow Nape parrot

Yellow Nape parrot

My elderly bird is showing black in her feathers, around her face and wings. She does not display any change in her behavior. What about dietary? Can you make some suggestions on food to avoid and what foods to recommend?

Thank you .

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May 11, 2015
Yellow Nape getting black feathers
by: Tracie

This could be due to stress caused from illness, change in environment or nutritional issues. There is no telling without an exam.

Your bird should be eating about 70% high quality pellets, like Harrison's or Roudybush, and only about 20 - 30% healthy treats.

Healthy treats would be seeds along with bird safe fruits and veggies that are organic. NO human food that has artificial ingredients, salt etc.

If your bird is not eating high quality pellets, I have articles on converting to pellets and health articles on our Parrot Training page.

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