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Changes in Feather color


We rescued this Red Wing Parrot about 6 months ago, she came with a a diagnosis of circovirus, we are not really believing she has this bc she has molted and every time the feathers come back which they shouldn't if she has this virus.

Her eyes are always infected or irritated (which we clean every day) but it seems she is very light sensitive and appears to be developing cataracts.

We took her to the vet and had her treated for a sinus infection bc she had lost all the feathers on her head but after treatment they all came back.

Now in the past few weeks she started to molt again and the feathers grew in a different color, round circles on her back. Please see attached photo.

Any feedback or knowledge I would really appreciate it.
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Hi and Welcome to Talk Parrots, I have never seen anything like this feather growth on your bird before. Did your vet mention anything about a special diet or things you can add to the birds diet to help the feathers and over all health of the bird?

I would check around on the web and see if you can find out a perfect diet for your bird and if that will help make a difference in the feather condition. Good luck.

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