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
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.
A supplement that you can put in his water or mix or sprinkle on his wet foods can also help.
Will he eat chicken? Bits of chicken meat is also good. Served fresh and not left in the cage.