B & G has blue feathers with edging of black
Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:38 PM
I'm new here and I'm writing because of some other messages I read. My B & G seems to have too much black in her blue wing feathers. Instead of being all blue, one vertical edge has a band of black. Her diet is good. She eats pellets plus sweet potato and dark green. She also gets nuts as treats. Does anyone know what causes this unusual colouring? She is not young nor is she moulting.
Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:37 PM
Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:29 PM
Feather Grooming Disorders
Reminds me of orange scarlet macaws that, if they receive too much outside time, their feathers turn from red to orange (aka fading colors). Once they go through a molt, their new feathers are replaced by a bright, deep red and they're no longer orange!
Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:54 PM
Sometimes when owners place their Macaws near a window, they think that the macaw will have something to look at and to see outside, most times this streses out the Macaw. Remember Macaws in the wild are prey animals and do not know that the window seperating them will protect them. So when they see a bird fly outside or a cat or dog, this can really stress out the Macaw.
The size of the Macaw's cage too can be stressful. It the cage is not large enough, your Macaw may feel closed in. If the Macaw is kept outside the living space and near the Family can also stress out the macaw. Try different things to see if you see changes. Best of luck Joe
Neleno Green Winged Macaw 2 year old[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Posted 09 March 2012 - 05:12 PM
Here is a picture of a bunch of macaw primary feathers that will be used for imping. Looks to me like the majority of them have black along one edge. This came from this website:
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