Blue fronted amazon itchy

by hailey
(tenesse )

why does the blue fronted amazons get so itchy ?do they require some special treatment ?

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Oct 04, 2013
Blue fronted amazon itchy
by: Linda

They do not require special treatment, just visits to an Avian Vet ONLY when they are doing something that is unusual or if they seem to have a problem. Being itchy can signify dry skin or parasites or poor diet. Parrots need to be bathed at least once a week to help them get rid of dirt, dust and such. Use a clean, never used plastic plant sprayer to mist your bird. Use only filtered, warm, not hot water in the sprayer and use the mist to wash them plus their perches, toys and any other items in their cage that would hold dust and dirt. Cages need cleaning at least once a week which is also a good time to give your bird his shower bath. Use only filtered water because water out of the tap contains high levels of chlorine and other chemicals harmful to birds and people for that matter.

Avian Vet may or may not come in on this question, and if you think your bird has a physical problem never use any over the counter products including those from pet shops. Always take him to an Avian Vet ONLY and only give or use products that were prescribed by your Avian Vet to avoid killing your bird.

Diet is also a most important aspect of having a bird. They need to eat organic pelleted diet free from chemicals, dyes and sugars. Harrisons is found here and is 100% nutrition for your bird. Below is link to article about how to go about change because it does take time:

Before making changes to diet, a visit with an Avian Vet to make sure bird has no physical issues is required.


Oct 04, 2013
Amazon parrot itchy
by: Tracie

It is impossible to determine over the Internet what might be going on. It is possible that your bird had dry skin, if it lives in an arid environment.

It is possible the bird is having an allergic reaction to something you are feeding it. Peanuts often cause problems, chemicals and additives in table food and cheap bird food cause problems.

If your bird is scratching a lot, where it seems the bird is bothered or is losing feathers, then please use this Find an Avian Vet link to find an avian vet for your bird.

You should be feeding your bird 80% high quality pellets and only 20% healthy treats. If you are feeding Harrison's pellets then the bird should be getting plenty of good oils in it's diet.

Here is our Switching Birds To Pellets article that was written by our avian vet in case you need this.

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