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Post: Black spots on feathers

Posted by Andrea on 4/17/08

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    Hello all, I have a question. I am the proud mama of a 17-
    year old male green-cheeked conure. Back in December I
    noticed some black spots and feather breakage developing
    on his right wing. I've been basically taking him to the
    vet every other week since December, and his condition is
    not improving. He was tested twice for mites and lice,
    which he is negative for (they treated him anyway), he's
    already gone through a run of antibiotics, and now the
    condition is spreading to his other wing.

    I doubt it's beak and feather disease since he NEVER comes
    into contact with other birds or animals (he's unfriendly
    to anyone and anything other than myself). His eating,
    playing and sleeping habits remain the same, so I'm at a
    loss. I did some digging on the Internet, and the symptom
    description of a saprophytic fungal infection sounds
    pretty close, but I'm still not sure. Anybody have any
    experience with this? Any advice would be greatly
    appreciated. Thanks.

Posts on this thread, including this one
  • Black spots on feathers, 4/17/08, by Andrea.
  • Re: Black spots on feathers, 4/17/08, by Rose.
  • Re: Black spots on feathers, 4/18/08, by Andrea.