bird missing feathers

by Emilie
(Luskville qu├ębec Canada)

hi my parrelet is missing some feathers around its ear and head. it doesnt look irritated or cut or anything of the sort. Why would it be missing some feathers scraching ? why would she scrach is there anything to help her or prevent this? Is there a illness that could be the reason of the feathers loss?

thanks for your time

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Feb 09, 2014
bird missing feathers
by: Linda

If bird is housed with another bird, the other bird is doing the plucking and you'll have to put them into separate cages. Dry skin, in winter, is a problem, but it would be all over and not just in one certain area. If bird is housed alone, then it's time to take it to an Avian Vet ONLY to see if there is some kind of parasite. Dry skin can be helped by using a clean, new plant sprayer bottle using only filtered water, preferably reverse osmosis filtering. Get the water warm not hot and give spray baths a few times a week making sure bird is not drafted while drying or if house is too cold.
Linda

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