Post: POWDER DOWN QUESTION
Posted by Erin on 7/08/08
Hi, I visited a Goffin's Cockatoo that is being rehomed.
It has alot less powder then I imagined. If you rub it
some powder comes off on your clothes, but not nearly as
much as with my African Grey.
I checked the powder down feathers (on the flanks) and if
you rib those there is alot of powder. The beak and nails
and all feathers growing in are normal (blodd supply is
normal color, feather is not deformed).
Do Goffin's make less powder? Could this bird have less
powder because it pluckes its feathers and takes out the
powder down feathers so doesn;t produce as much? (I could
see alot of holes on the flanks under the contour
Or it is most likely PBFD? Or are there other reasons for
less powder (like the plucking)?
(just as security, I always wear clothes that I can throw
out when I go to visit birds, and I go to my mom's to
change and take a very long, very hot shower).
Posts on this thread, including this one
POWDER DOWN QUESTION, 7/08/08, by Erin. Re: POWDER DOWN QUESTION, 7/09/08, by Randy. Re: POWDER DOWN QUESTION, 7/09/08, by Erin. Re: POWDER DOWN QUESTION, 7/09/08, by Erin. Re: POWDER DOWN QUESTION, 7/15/08, by Connie. Re: POWDER DOWN QUESTION, 7/15/08, by Connie.