Your parrot’s feathers speak to its overall health. A healthy parrot will have soft, vibrant and well-formed feathers. Flaws in the feathering, such as discoloration are often a sign of poor diet or the lack of sunlight, but can also be attributed to illness and the subsequent use of antobiotics. It can also signal serious organ problems or PBFD. If you have noticed a change in your parrots feathering, you should seek the attention of an avian certified vet to rule out any significant health issues.
Pellets are a formulated diet for our parrots, much like the kibbles our dogs and cats are given, but specific to the needs of parrots. They contain grains, seeds, vegetables, fruits and proteins with added vitamins and minerals. The ingredients are mixed, and then baked. Some are made into shapes, dyes and sugar added. Some of them contain only organic ingredients and human grade grains. None of them are complete. We can send a man to the moon, but we can’t duplicate a parrot’s natural diet.