Cockateil ear feathers lost

My cockateil has lost the feather over his ears over the last few days .what is the cause

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Mar 25, 2013
Tail ear feathers
by: Anonymous

Thanks foe the feedback.I' m thinking it could be an age related thing as he is 28 and it has never happened before..

Mar 24, 2013
my tiel
by: Anonymous

My cockatiel also loses his 'ear' feathers, not every year, about every few years or so during a VERY heavy moult. If your tiel has not changed in any otehr way, moulting, does not get plucked by another then it could just be a moult. Just watch him. My tiels 'ears' didn't moult for the first time until he was 9 years old, so it can happen at any age & it can be a random thing. It can be one or two... And if it's a moult he'll get the feathers back in a few months. I am sure I have pictures of him somewhere....

Mar 24, 2013
Cockatiel losing feathers behind ears
by: Tracie

There is no telling without an in person visit. If there is not another bird in the cage to pluck the feathers, then something is not right.

Please use this Find an Avian Vet link to find an avian vet for your bird so it can be examined to determine what is wrong and what the potential treatment might be.

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