12week old Pied Cockatiel
We have just brought and adopted a 12 week old pied cockatiel.. We are in Australia.
He is just beautiful and today is the first day he is home, he has already learnt to step up on our fingers and kisses and is even trying to talk back(making noises anyway)
I am quite concerned as he is quite bald under his neck area & a little under his wings in the crease. He seems to be constantly "preening" but almost plucking at his chest. He seems to stop any of this behaviour when we are talking or holding him. We havent seen him eat although he was sitting contently in his food dish.We are first time bird owners and have googled & searched many options/reasons why this may be. He was hand raised & purchased from a well known pet store(they have lots of different parrots & birds too) I will be taking him to the vet but just hoping you may be able to give us a little insite before we have a physical examination.