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Old 02-22-2021, 09:14 PM
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Unhappy Feather markings

I have had my Green Cheek Conure for almost two years now. Her feathers were pretty blackened when I got her but Iíve reduced so much of it after getting her from her original owner. My issue is that I need help on how to help get rid of the rest of the black marks in her feathers. Thereís a few green feathers with black in the tips and then thereís a little bit in her blue flight feathers. How can I help get rid of this? Please help.
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Old 02-22-2021, 09:50 PM
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Re: Feather markings

Hi,
To get a better idea can you share a picture?,
Any easy quick way is to click the go advanced under the text box. Then click paperclip, chose pic, click upload on far right.ehen loads close the window and post.
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Re: Feather markings

Do you know the origin or cause of the markings? Environmental such as smoke/dirt/dust or do they grow discolored? Two completely different scenarios with possible medical implications.
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Re: Feather markings

The feathers can get black spots from the oils on our hands. Probably a well lived bird


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Re: Feather markings

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The feathers can get black spots from the oils on our hands. Probably a well lived bird


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I don't think that's true? I love on my birds for hours a day, their feathers are perfect. In 20 years of keeping parrots I've never had black spots on feathers. I have one parrot that was over preening when I got him and the edges of his feathers are dark from that. .
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The feathers can get black spots from the oils on our hands. Probably a well lived bird


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I don't think that's true? I love on my birds for hours a day, their feathers are perfect. In 20 years of keeping parrots I've never had black spots on feathers. I have one parrot that was over preening when I got him and the edges of his feathers are dark from that. .


I apologize if I was spreading false info. Iíve been told that multiple times but it appears to not be the case! Iíve also read it could be a vitamin deficiency.


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Re: Feather markings

Great picture!! Yes usually over preening, or a burd with chronic health issues that is not molting out feathers. It takes a lot of energy and nutrients to make new feathers and molt. A bird with a bad diet, or chronic health issues won't molt, or will delay molting.
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