bald patch on heads

by Rebecca
(Leicester)

hi im jsut woundreing why my 2 button quails may have bald patche on the top of their heads?

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Jun 14, 2014
just happened to mine too
by: Anonymous

If flying stage they can scalp themselves on top of pen if it has a hard top. I just lost one to a scalping. no visible sores, but feathers and down were gone overnight and they are all becoming flighty. Need to switch to a soft screen if haven't. Or they are becoming canabalistic and need more space and things to do. plucking is very common. if one spot is exposed, they will all attack it. separate the injured and let heal and then set back. I keep a partition so they don't need a reintroduction.

Feb 21, 2012
Birds with bald patches on heads
by: Tracie

Is it possible that another bird is plucking them? Dr B can not tell you without examining the birds in person. You will need to Find an Avian Vet to examine your birds to determine if this is a disease, infection or something else.

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