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My sun conure lost his tail feathers today will they grow

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My sun conure lost his tail feathers today will they grow back

allpetsdr : Hi this is Dr M and I will assist you today.
allpetsdr : First of all, I am sorry to hear that. Unless damage of the feather follicle has occurred, the feathers will grow back over the next couple months. To regrow them is a normal mechanism for birds to maintain the ability to fly. During the year, birds will go through molting to keep the feathers in good health at all the time.
allpetsdr : For sunny to lose all his feathers, I would suspect some traumatic event. It is very unlikely that feather follicle damage has occurred and they will all grow back.
allpetsdr : Nutrition is an important component for feather growth. The recommended bird diet is 50-75% pellets, a little less that 25% fresh vegetables and sprouts, less than 5% fruit and less than 1% seeds and nuts. If sunny is mostly eating seeds, to gradually change his food into a pellet diet would be recommended. Some good pellet diets for birds are harrison's bird food, supermen and roudybush bird food.
allpetsdr : Please let me know if I can be in any further help.
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