Why Are My Green Cheek Conures Feathers Not Replacing Fully?

Cora Q. is concerned about,


My Green Cheek conure is having a problem molting.


His feathers are not replacing fully.


Lots of downy feathers.


Not replacing color.


It has been almost two months.




Dear Cora


One of two things may be happening.


  1. Your bird is seriously ill with a disease that affects the feathers among other health issues.
  1. Your bird is actually plucking out the baby (pin) feathers as they emerge from the body before they develop into visible feathers.


My Green-cheek Conure Seems To Be Molting All The Time


I recommend you take your bird to your avian vet for an examination to rule out serious illness. 


Meanwhile, it would be a good idea to supplement your bird’s diet with vitamins that enhance feather growth like Nekton Bio Protein for Parrot Feather Growth 35 g (1.23 oz)




Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground.Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care.He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis.He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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