yellowr tail feather on blue & gold macaw.

by Rose
(Texas)

I have a Blue & Gold Macaw that has a solid Yellow tail feather does this mean he is sick or has an illness? Or is he just rare?

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Sep 01, 2011
Blue and Gold with yellow feather
by: The Avian Vet

This could be caused by many different things. Nutritional deficiencies are possible if he is not on a pellet diet. It could be a physiological problem with that feather follicle. It could be just a genetic mutation. It could be that this follicle was damaged at some time. I recommend that you fed a pellet diet, Harrison's is the best, and take him to an avian veterinarian for annual check ups.

Dr B

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