Not sure I agree with this. I have an extraordinary black cap
and his feathers have done this. Vet said this is a
nutritional or stress related problem. This is serious; not
from handling. I have talked to the people at Kaytee who
develop the extruded pellets. She was very helpful. Google
images and you'll see what I mean, if we are talking about the
same thing. Type in "stress bars".
> 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.