bald patches under wings

by Sarahjane

Should my parrot have baldy patches under its wings

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May 25, 2011
bald patches under wings
by: Linda

Anytime you see bald patches on your bird, it is not normal and could indicate an illness, poor diet, feather plucking or all three.

First thing is to take your bird to be examined by an Avian Vet in your driving area. Do not take bird to dog and cat vet because they are not licensed or trained to treat birds and will do more harm than good. There are dog and cat vets who are also avian vets though, so start with your local vet listings and see if you can find one of them. Here in the states, dog and cat vets who are also avian vets or who have avian vet on staff will advertise this fact in our telephone yellow pages. You may also have something similar and is a good place to start.

Your bird needs to be eating organic pelleted diet and Harrison's, carried here, is the best one on the market anywhere. Their organic pellets provide 100% high quality nutrition which directly effects healthy skin and feather growth as well as all body functions will also be enhanced. All seed diets kill birds because they are just so much fat with poor quality proteins and almost no vitamins and minerals. Bird slowly dies over a period of years and always dies much younger than it should.

Here is link to article written by avian vet on how to go about the change to organic pellets. If you are feeding something like ZuPreem or another sugar, chemically saturated pellet, it's the same as all seed diet and is slowly killing your bird.

Switching Birds to Pellets article

Make NO changes in diet until bird has been thoroughly examined by an avian vet because unhealthy birds cannot take the stress of changes and will become very ill.

Talk with avian vet about related issues later on, like feather plucking. First, have bird examined, get bird onto a healthy diet and you'll have to wait about 6 months to a year after bird is totally weaned onto the pellets to start seeing changes for the good. Also the change itself takes time, so do not starve your bird, and proceed slowly and surely toward getting bird onto a healthy diet.

Thanks for writing and feel free to write back with results of your efforts,


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