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Re: Mitred conure feather turning black--HELP!!!

Posted by Kathy on 5/25/07
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    On 5/19/07, Hildegaard wrote:
    > The edges of my conure's green feathers are starting to
    > lose their color and turn black. any ideas on what could be
    > causing this?

    Do you handle you bird alot? I have had a greencheek & gold
    capped conures and both are very spoiled and handled alot. I
    had the same thing happen and spent a couple hundred dollars
    for a vet to do tests and then I found out that is caused
    from the birds getting handled. I know how you might feel I
    freaked out thinking they had got into something or ate
    something they shouldn't have. But it turns out that they
    are fine and just having lots of fun.