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2 young parrotlets. Feathered not right on one

Postby AceStoj83 » Sun May 03, 2020 2:29 am

Week ago we purchased 2 9week old parrotlets. They are from the same batch of eggs. . One is nice n smooth but the other is still fluffy grey and missing feathers... At 10weeka now would it still be developing adult feathers or does it have a problem

Once I figure out how to post pics I'll put it up
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Re: 2 young parrotlets. Feathered not right on one

Postby Pajarita » Sun May 03, 2020 9:04 am

A baby plet should be completely fledged by the time it's 8 weeks old. They look almost all 'done' by the time they are four weeks old...
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Re: 2 young parrotlets. Feathered not right on one

Postby AceStoj83 » Mon May 04, 2020 2:13 am

Would u say then, one of them has a problem?

Seems to act fine, eat well.
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Re: 2 young parrotlets. Feathered not right on one

Postby Pajarita » Mon May 04, 2020 7:58 am

Yes, I would most definitely say there is a problem. And I am sorry to say that this is a text book symptom of PFBD so, if I were you, I would isolate that little bird and take it to the vet asap to have it tested because the disease is very contagious, has no cure and is always fatal. And, if this one tests positive for it, you will need to test the other one, too, because if one pair of breeding birds have it in an aviary, chances are all of them are infected.
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Re: 2 young parrotlets. Feathered not right on one

Postby karladams » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:47 pm

thanks for taking the time to explain.
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