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young keet's feathers changing colors #376017 07/18/09 01:25 PM
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hey all,

i have 4 young keets (2 months old) and one of them is yellow with faint stripes on his head. not sure if this is a medical concern, but the feathers right above his cere are changing to a grayish black color. it is starting to do this on another bird as well. does anyone know anything about this??

Re: young keet's feathers changing colors [Re: mossy2] #376022 07/18/09 02:18 PM
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For most mutations the babies have the black stripes above their cere. Not sure about the discoloration you are seeing. Could it be from a toy or food? Emily is currently slightly green...I know its from the veggie dye used on a toy.

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Re: young keet's feathers changing colors [Re: cyberbud] #376162 07/19/09 02:40 PM
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Melissa517 Offline
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I think that this could be normal. When my hatchlings started to get their secondary feathers in they were all grey. Then after awhile they started to get their color in. I heard from someplace that when they first start to get their feathers in it is like cutting teeth that it is actually painful for them to go through this process of getting feathers in. What an amazing thing to watch how some critter from an egg the size of a jelly bean to grow up Parakeet! What an amazing experience to witness and to share that with momma keet.

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