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10/1/2017. We have a RiceBird, found on road after falling

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10/1/2017. We have a...
10/1/2017. We have a green RiceBird, found on road after falling from telephone wire. She lost part of
Right feet claw. She still can hold on plastic poles in bird cage. Feeding 1" bananna and orange wedge
2 times a day. She eat almost all, water in cup for drink and bathing. Keep her 6 months. She start to have green feathers near neck losing farther and when she bends head looks balding. Two days already she try to fly up to high Pole but can not. Seems she can not fly well. Need different food or medicine. Her natural feather color is bright green but that color is fading and becoming grayish? We don't know what to do?
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I'm August Abbott, cert. avian specialist; owner of N.CA Parrot Rescue. Give me just a few minutes to review your question & respond. Many birds are called 'rice birds' - do you know which type of bird this is? Also, is there any reason you kept this bird rather than turn her into a rescue ?

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