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Re: Feather disease question

Posted by Andrea on 4/17/08
(7) Comments

    On 4/17/08, Andrea wrote:
    > Hi everyone, I have a question. I have a green-cheeked
    > conure, 17 years old, named Baby. Since December he's
    > been developing some black spots on his feathers followed
    > by breakage of those same feathers. I've been taking him
    > to the vet every other week for the last 4 months, and
    > they don't seem to understand what's causing it. No lice
    > or mites, but they treated him anyway. He's been given a
    > run of antibiotics. He has a healthy and diverse diet,
    > but now the breakage and black spots are spreading. It
    > first started on his right wing, and now it's spread to
    > both. I don't know what to do.
    > His eating and playing habits don't seem to have changed
    > at all, though he's begun flapping his wings for no
    > apparent reason. Any ideas would be helpful and greatly
    > appreciated. Thank you.

    I also thought I should add that Baby is an only child. He
    does not come into contact with other birds, as he is not