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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-23-2011, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Russ isnt turning yellow

Well hes really yellow except for him wings theres a lot of blotchy yellow patches still but not like in the pictures and I know it can take two years for them to colour but still it worries me. im worried maybe hes deficient in something. I give him a few milk thistle seeds with his regular food and Im thinking about giving him flax seed for the omegas and currently Im also sprouting flax seeds, I know your not supposed to give too much flax as it can effect the live so I was thinking maybe like 5 to ten pieces a day? Any other suggestions would be great.

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Zupreem fruitblend pellets
5 thistle milk seeds
wheat berry, millet, and lentil sprouts
assortment of fruit his fav being berries
decaff tea
veggies including carrot, broccoli, garlic zucchini, cauliflower, yams, pumpkin,beans, sweet peppers
small amounts of cheese once in awhile, dates
osmoothies, orangejuice, cran juice
whole grain/wheat products

im just for looking to boost his immune system, and plumage.



Ohh. p.s my dads(family) dog has mammary cancer shes 16 so I wouldnt want to operate specially since mammary tumors usually come back but she has ulcers and Ive been putting melissas aloe as well as fuciderm on it but any suggestions would be great, Im trying her on johanna budwigs cottage cheese and flax seed oil protocol which has been know to prevent and cure cancer ive also starting taking it my self but anybody interestion should look it up

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Can you post some new pictures? It is possible he could be a Jenday hybrid - they sneak their way into pet shops and it's impossible to tell that they're not a pure sun conure until they're sexually mature



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Yeah but I got it from a breeder and I saw pictures of the parents but I will post some pics Ill take them tonight. Just got the new labtop after he destroyed the old one haha, thats what I was thinking though that possibly hes a sunday

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Some sunnies are just more green on the wings as well. it's hard to say for sure



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pictures would help

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So he was ! year on march 9 11, it is still possible that he could get more yellow right? Hes only had one major moult so Im hoping lol, If not Ill of course love him no less but itd be nice it he got more yellow at the front of his wings

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he is STILL very green, I mean take a look at Abby's Kiki, she's younger than Russ, and she's very yellow

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I know its weird right? I mean I know there all different but Id like him to be more yellow any advice on food that could maybe promote healthy plumage. I heard something about putting aloe juice in there bath

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Heres what I got from one site,maybe hes just a late bloomer, he probably should moult again in 4 months right?
"As with any bird, the molting process for your sun conure is a natural process of growth. The molt is how a bird exchanges old and damaged feathers for new ones. In the sun conure this process will occur about once a year.
Newly hatched sun conures are usually predominantly of a darker green so that the young birds can more easily camouflage themselves from predators. The sun conure’s first molt will usually occur at about six to seven months of age. You will notice that as the sun conure continues to molt, each process will bring out more of the bright yellow and orange feathers that give the sun conure the distinctive coloration that earned it the name.
Usually by the time a sun conure has gone through two or three molts and reaches two to three years of age it will be exhibiting its primary adult coloration. As the sun conure ages there is a small possibility of its coloration darkening a bit but that is entirely up to the genetics of the bird. A rule of thumb when wondering how colorful your sun conure will be as it continues to molt is the ring around the eyes. Usually the brighter the ring, the brighter the feather coloration will be.
Contrary to some belief, sunlight does not effect the brightness of the sun conure’s feathers. The sun conures do need sunlight; although indirect light is better than putting it out in strong direct sunlight. This light does not affect the feathers but provides the means for the bird to produce Vitamin D just as it does in humans.
Be warned, the sun conure will become somewhat short tempered and cranky during the molt so a little extra patience will keep you and your friend both on speaking terms."- parrotpal.com

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Depending on the "family line" of the sun conure, they can have more or less yellow on the wings. With the scattered yellow feathers, I would lean towards him being a late bloomer rather than a hybrid



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Well that makes me happy hehe were going out on his harness now so Ill take some pics

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I wouldn't panic Jessie. My female Devil Child did not fully colour up until she was over 3. As Jenny said she is a late bloomer.

A bit like my boy Alex's. They are 3 on the 25 August and they only got their neck rings starting in February. During their normal moult in November they got 1 black feather each. They are late bloomers as their father got his neck ring at 11 months.
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Thanks Kate that makes me feel better that you've had some late bloomers as well I guess Ill just wait patiently until him next moult.

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Red Palm oil is a good thing to add to his diet, if you don't already. Don't buy the cheap stuff, buy the real one. It's expensive, but it goes in the fridge and will last you up to 1 year.
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Ohh really thanks Ill check it out!

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I love his spotty wings. I know you want him to color up, but he is so cute like that. I hope everything turns out as you want. I think it will.


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Thanks Nanayyour right Id probably miss those yellow spots if they were gone he is charming either way.
Hes sitting under my sweater at my boarding kennel grinding his beak right now waiting for our ride lol

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I don't know a lot about conures - but he is so beautiful!

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awww thanks Sally I love him to bits I just wish he didnt hate my little linnie so much

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