CITRON COCKATOO WITH A BALD SPOT ON HER FACE

by MANDY
(DALLAS, TX)


I have a 9 year old female citron cockatoo. Shes always had great feathers and no plucking problem. she recently started molting. she has had so many new pin feathers coming in around her neck and cheeks. it looked like she was starting to pluck just below her beak on her neck because there is a bald spot. I was just waiting to see what happened when her molt was over but yesterday I saw that the bald spot has now moved to her face just below her cheek patch. I don't see how she can pluck her own face so now I am a little more concerned. Is it possible for a molt to be so bad it causes temporary bald spots or should I be concerned that something else is wrong?

Thanks.

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Jun 16, 2010
Bald spot on bird not molting
by: Tracie

I am sorry to read about your dear bird. Molting never results in bald spots, you need to get your bird to an avian vet ASAP. Internal infections can cause this along with other things. Dr B can not help, because he can not examine your bird or run any tests.

Let us know what you find out at the vet. If you need to find an avian vet, you can look on our Find an Avian Vet page.

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