Re: hello does anyone know what yellow feathers coming in...
Posted by Brian FL on 9/24/08
On 9/23/08, Amelia wrote:
> On 9/21/08, brian wrote:
>> hello i was curious to see if any one knew of any avina
>> pathology that could cause a brown throat conure to loose
>> her tail feathers and get yellow feathers all over her
>> back...and if they knew a remedy.....
> Hi, I had a male eclectus who had this problem. It was due to
> a calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Vitamin K deficiency,
> thought to be brought on by a lack of enough direct sunlight.
> I am not a vet, and therefore can not tell you for certian.
> However on my vet's advice I simply added a calcium supplement
> (a powdered variety added to wet soft foods such as pasta or
> cooked beans) and veggies rich in the other vitamins, such as
> Kale, Dandelion or New Zealand Spinach. And 2-3 hours of
> direct outdoor sunlight (with ample shade, this doesn't mean
> baking in the sun! just no window or screen shading) 3-4 days
> a week. It cleared up in about a month, with a few feathers
> that didn't fall out until he molted again 6 months later.
> If you notice any softness of the mandibles, easily flaking
> etc. I would immediately contact your veterinarian, as this
> could be advanced deficiencies.
> Hope this helps.
thanks so much...i had kinda figured that just wanted to
double...check...i have purchased specrum lighting and i m
installing it into my bird room...