Plucking Indian ringneck in cage with plucked back

Are Any Food or Supplements Able to Reduce My IRNs Plucking?

Last Updated on by Catherine Tobsing

Kathy M.  has concerns about her Molting IRN (Indian ringneck) parrot

 

Agni, our 12-year-old IRN parrot is molting.

 

We live in California. This one is a big molt, so he looks really scruffy.

 

I’m wondering if there is anything particular in food or supplements that could be helpful.

 

He eats Harrison’s Fine Adult pellets and a variety of fruits and veggies. Otherwise healthy. Just wondering about your thoughts. Thank you. K

 

Dear Kathy

Molting uses up a lot of bodily resources and some molts are more severe than others. If your bird allows you to handle and pet him, he may not enjoy the touching until the molt is over as the feathers are pointy.

 

His body needs more protein even fats to help him through this.

 

If you are using Harrisons Adult Lifetime Fine I would advocate switching to Harrisons High Potency Fine during his molt to give him that little extra.

 

A supplement that you can put in his water or mix or sprinkle on his wet foods can also help.

 

Nekton Bio Protein 35 g.

 

Will he eat chicken? Bits of chicken meat is also good. Served fresh and not left in the cage.

 

Regards,

Catherine

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