Cockateil family all missing feathers around the neck

by Natalie
(Montreal, Canada)

We have a family of 4 cockateils living in the same cage (male female & 2 babies) they are all missing feathers around their necks. Is this normal or are they sick?

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Jul 22, 2008
missing feathers
by: The Vet

It is very likely that the male (or female) parent is pulling the feathers. They are trying to get the babies to leave the nesting area. You should remove the babies from the cage – IF THEY ARE WEANED.

I should also say that they need to be examined by an avian veterinarian to rule put other causes such as disease or illness.

Dr B

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