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Old 11-02-2019, 05:55 PM
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I have two green cheek conures with the same set up but only one has healthy looking feathers. Is it over preening, dry skin, or diet?
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Old 11-02-2019, 06:14 PM
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Re: Feathers

I think both festgrs look fine. What has you worried? What do you feed?
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Old 11-02-2019, 06:26 PM
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Re: Feathers

Hmmm...I can see why you are concerned. This is probably one of those things that is best looked at by a Certified Avian Vet. How long have the feathers looked like that?
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Re: Feathers

Kawaii,
What are you seeing?
The color morph my birds feathers look like that, when I had my normal the festhersooked like the other???
My phone may be hard to see?? What looks wrong???
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Kawaii,
What are you seeing?
The color morph my birds feathers look like that, when I had my normal the festhersooked like the other???
My phone may be hard to see?? What looks wrong???
On the cinnamon (or perhaps pineapple) bird (top) the feathers look fine. The normal colored bird (bottom) the feathers show a lot of wear on the edges as if they have been horribly chewed.
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Re: Feathers

Ok thanks I can sorta see that
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Hmmm...I can see why you are concerned. This is probably one of those things that is best looked at by a Certified Avian Vet. How long have the feathers looked like that?
Her feathers have been like that since I got her over a month ago. She preens a lot more then my male, so I dunno if that’s why her feathers are like that.
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Hmmm...I can see why you are concerned. This is probably one of those things that is best looked at by a Certified Avian Vet. How long have the feathers looked like that?
Her feathers have been like that since I got her over a month ago. She preens a lot more then my male, so I dunno if that’s why her feathers are like that.
Over preening can be caused by anything from stress to illness. Since you just recently adopted her I would say that this is definitely a good time for that first vet visit. In the mean time, I would definitely try bathing her once a day, or every other day. It might help to alleviate any itchiness that might be causing her to mutilate her feathers.
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Re: Feathers

I have a cinnamon and a regular green cheek...looks like same s you..I do see the difference but...I dunno since the feathers aren't being pulled out....


i'd ask an AVN to find out more...

It is a good question.....
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