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Few feathers on my conure?

exloofi

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My sun conure Rio has much less feathers than my other conure Sonny. They’re both basically the same age and it worries us that they have so little feathers! Does anyone know what could be the cause of this? (P.S we don’t know the genders of our birds yet, we’re hoping to get a DNA test soon)
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(Sonny is on the left in this picture, Rio is on the right.)
 

Gokha

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Are they housed together? Can it be that your conure is plucking the other one’s feathers?
 

exloofi

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Are they housed together? Can it be that your conure is plucking the other one’s feathers?
They used to be. Now they are in separate cages for a little. Whenever we take them out of the cages they do like to be next to each other though. I’m still relatively new to owning birds so I’m not sure whether Sonny is plucking Rio or just grooming them.
 

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They used to be. Now they are in separate cages for a little. Whenever we take them out of the cages they do like to be next to each other though. I’m still relatively new to owning birds so I’m not sure whether Sonny is plucking Rio or just grooming them.
Just Try to keep an eye on them when they’re together and see whether there are a lot of fallen feathers afterwards.
another reason could be for your conure to play harsh with wooden toys? Something similar happened to my ringneck and now it all grew back, but i believe it was the ladder that he was chewing on.
 

exloofi

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Just Try to keep an eye on them when they’re together and see whether there are a lot of fallen feathers afterwards.
another reason could be for your conure to play harsh with wooden toys? Something similar happened to my ringneck and now it all grew back, but i believe it was the ladder that he was chewing on.
Rio doesn’t have any wooden toys at the moment, but we’ll make sure to keep an eye out when they’re outside together. Thank you :)
 

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Do you see any plucked feathers in Rio's cage?
 

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Are you able to tell if they are molted or plucked? Plucked feathers usually have a root on them.
 
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