I have a female quaker parrot approx 6 years old. Over the last few months her feathers have been going from bright green to more dark on the ends. She is molting a little bit but her feathers never looked like this. Is this because of her diet or should I be getting blood work done? I can come back in a bit with a photo. She is pretty picky when it comes to fruit and veggies as lots of quakers are. She only likes cucumbers and apples and sometimes zucchini or lettuce raw. I have given her a bird mix that has cooked lugumes, peppers, whole wheat pasta and brown rice and millet. She gets your standard seed mix that has sunflower seeds and dried fruits and seeds that I mix with a no sunflower seed mix and harrisons but she refuses to eat the harrisons.
I feel terrible and I feel like I am lacking in her daily dietary needs and would love to see her feathers brighten up. She's my baby and I am bonded with her very closely. What should I try adding or omitting? How can I get her to eat more fruits and veggies when they are offered?
She's healthy otherwise and I have never had any health problems with her. She is a good weight but I am worried. Any help/advice would be appreciated before I call to make an appointment. thanks so much!