bulbul bird losing feathers

I have a bulbul bird which keeps losing its wing and tail feathers then growing them back. It happens so frequently the bird can no longer fly. I feed it bird pellets, small insects, fruit and egg and biscuit. Is there something nutritional that would be causing my birds feathers to fall out so frequently? Or perhaps it bumps its feathers easily jumping around its cage? I let the bird out of its cage a daily basis for several hours under my supervision.

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Jul 10, 2011
by: Anonymous

It is a red vented bulbul. And no it does not pluck its own feathers. These birds are often pets in Asia and India however there is also a native population in various parts of Australia.


Jul 09, 2011
Bird losing feathers
by: Tracie

Please help us out here, what is a bulbul bird? Please look up what kind of bird you have.

Also, please read the avian vet's Feather Damaging Behavior article just in case the bird might be pulling out it's feathers.

Honestly, you need to Find an Avian Vet for your bird, because Dr B can not tell you anything without examining your bird.

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