Need help for my bird's condition

saransh

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Hi, so I have 2 rosy faced lovebirds. Recently their feathers are looking open ended. I am feeding them with proper nutrition but it doesn't seem to improve their feathers condition I am really worried. Will be posting recent photos of her and a old photo of her just for the reference. The other bird is not comfortable with my presence so I can't disturb her environment but both of them have this issue only difference is the other one has this problem only on her belly
Regards.

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Laurasea

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Welcome to the forum, such cuties!

I'm sure you know going to the avain vet , is the best thing to do. Many feather issues have a medical cause .

What makes this seem more than a behavior issue is the uniform problem even on the head, a place they can't pluck.
 

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When was the last time they took a bath or got a heavy misting? How often do they bath or get misted? Feathers need to be clean in order to "zip" together when preened.
 

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The overall poor appearance of your Parrots feathers leans one to believe that your Parrot has a medical condition, especially when one adds to the fact that Parrots hide their illness so very well.

If your Parrots at lease bathe a couple of times a month, you should be rapidly making your way to an Avian Medical Professional.
 
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saransh

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Yeah tysm for your suggestions taking them to a vet tomorrow.
They baith on there own I think once every 7days or so
Regards
 

abababa

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Yeah tysm for your suggestions taking them to a vet tomorrow.
They baith on there own I think once every 7days or so
Regards

Wishing you the best - vet is the right route. It looks worryingly like early stage PBFD, which isn't treatable, but knowing & vet advice will help, as will guidance on medicating symptoms to keep the birds as comfortable as possible. This is particularly likely if one or both birds are relatively new. They can suppress it and it will 'flare up' (so it's unfortunately easy to buy a new bird that looks fine but harbors it), or it can be a persistent disease. And it sadly can be lethal.

It definitely looks viral. A bird not bathing wouldn't look like this (it would actually look more or less normal) - the uniformity of the feather disturbance points to an underlying cause.
 

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