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Pictures Bald spot Green Cheek Conure

Grace_F

Sitting on the front steps
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My Green Cheek Conure is going through a molt right now, he is my first bird and this is my first time dealing with a molt. Yesterday I noticed a small patch of missing feathers right above his nares! He has been getting baths daily and plenty of nutritious vegetable chop. Is this normal for a molt??? CE41F9BC-D01F-4959-87E5-4A5413869DFC.jpeg 41D0954E-BE96-4E7D-B46A-9A75D2F4E562.jpeg 8F3ED5B0-731F-4CE4-B190-7A0C0360FCAB.jpeg
 

budgieluv3

Rollerblading along the road
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Toronto
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Bear (It's a nickname)
He's adorable! Are Bald Birds Normal? Maybe this might help? During a molt he might have temporary bald patches. If it lasts longer than the molt maybe take him to the vet. Good Luck!
 

CrazyKozmo

Sprinting down the street
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Central Washington state
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One of my green cheeks loses a lot of feathers above her cere (nose) during a heavy molt. Then the spikey pin feathers come in and she just looks funny!! Cute, but funny!!
 

Ember-Tiel

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Age? I've had a bird that was 15 years old and had a bald spot from old age, and from excessive preening.
 

Grace_F

Sitting on the front steps
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One of my green cheeks loses a lot of feathers above her cere (nose) during a heavy molt. Then the spikey pin feathers come in and she just looks funny!! Cute, but funny!!
haha sounds adorable! I have no prior experience with molts but this one does seem very heavy to me. Ill wait and see if this is also the case with my bird.
 

Grace_F

Sitting on the front steps
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Very late update on this thread; my conure is totally fine! The bald spot above his cere is a recurring molting quirk, and its nothing dangerous at all. he had funny pin feathers on the front of his face for a while though :hilarious:
 
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