Discolouration

Mickhunt

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Hi my 8 month old baby alexandrine s have got greyish coloured heads a mix of green and greys could this be a problem I give them all the vitamins both in food and water could I be giving them to much
Thanks for any advice
Mick
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Babies and feather color will change to sum degree with every molt over the first year or two.

Vitamins should only be added if a full spectrum blood screen defines a need. It is very easy to over load when you have them in the food and water.

Please stop providing vitamins in the water as it only becomes problematic.
 
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I have at great expense heated their room through the colder months and kept it around 18 o’c in the UK I have also made them an aivery but with Perspex as well as wire which I only open in the warmer months
I was just wondering if I needed to heat their room up
 

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Heating will continue to become ever more expensive and everyone should be looking a longterm solutions /methods of holding and keeping energy costs under control.

Most Parrots can withstand a fairly wide band of temperature. But if your temperature changes fairly rapidly, that can be a problem. The normal temperatures in the natural range of your Parrot can provide you a good idea of what they can comfortably handle. Understand that rapid changes is a problem as can drafts.
 

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