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Why Are My Green Cheek Conures Feathers Not Replacing Fully?

Last Updated on by Mitch Rezman

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)




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