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Why does my bird have a cleavage line?

Ramy

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Whne I bought my bird they told me she was was Female. Is it a female trait to have a cleavage line? whats the purpose of it and what does it mean. there's no answers on google for this so here I am. Thank You!!
 

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What species is your bird?
Can you post a photo that shows what you're seeing?
 

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She’s overweight. Get a vet check for recommendations. That’s what my female caique is slowly losing. @Mizzely has a nifty chart of keel bones
 

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She’s overweight. Get a vet check for recommendations. That’s what my female caique is slowly losing. @Mizzely has a nifty chart of keel bones
I have another weight and thanks for the picture I realize he's underweight. What should I feed my yellow sided conure if he's under weight
 

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I have another weight and thanks for the picture I realize he's underweight. What should I feed my yellow sided conure if he's under weight
What is he eating now? Do you give him 24/7 access to food?
 

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If he has "cleavage", he is overweight not underweight. Obesity inn parrots can cause numerous health problems.
 

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I would start with a kitchen scale and weigh your bird. Then you will know for sure how overweight he/she may be. If you can list what you are currently feeding your feathered friend we can try to help you make adjustments. Also it is a good idea to get a vet check if you haven't already.
 

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I would start with a kitchen scale and weigh your bird. Then you will know for sure how overweight he/she may be. If you can list what you are currently feeding your feathered friend we can try to help you make adjustments. Also it is a good idea to get a vet check if you haven't already.
he is eating normal seeds and conure food. whenever I give him sun flower seeds he just bits them and drops them on the floor (idk if the size of the sun flower seeds matter) but even then I cracked open the sunflower seed for him but he still drops the seed. [ps: how do I put the name and depiction of my birds just like you do?
 

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What is he eating now? Do you give him 24/7 access to food?
he is eating normal seeds and conure food. whenever I give him sun flower seeds he just bits them and drops them on the floor (idk if the size of the sun flower seeds matter) but even then I cracked open the sunflower seed for him but he still drops the seed. [ps: how do I put the name and depiction of my birds just like you do?
 

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Do you have picture that shows the cleavage line that you are seeing?

Before changing her diet, it is important to establish if her current weight is too high, too low, or just right. Do you have more than one bird?
 

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here's the picture. shes past away already ): I just want to know some things about her
I'm very sorry for your loss. It's hard for me to tell from that pic is she was over/under weight.

Here's a link on how to put the pics at the bottom: How To: - How to add a signature
 
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