I have a ten year old female ringneck parrot. Last year she had lead poisoning and plucked out most of her feathers. Almost all her feathers have grown back now, but there are still areas on her chest and back where she only has down feathers and none of her normal feathers. Will these feathers ever grow back?


If there is any follicular damage to the feathers then they won't grow back, are you sure she isn't still plucking those areas?

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    Yes, she definitely stopped plucking there, she just plucks her tail now :( – Gwenny Aug 2 '16 at 13:39
  • She is continuing to pluck when you are not looking. – blacksmith37 Mar 20 at 15:02

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