Cockatiel - Bald back and base tail

by Luxury
(Nova scotia )

Help! My cockatiels (2) are balding. They are bald under thier wings (fairly common) but also on their backs down to the base of their tails They do not over pluck, that I see, they are seed junkies but they receive vitamins daily One is 12 yrs the other is 8 yrs I have had them both since they were chicks

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Feb 02, 2012
Balding cockatiels
by: Tracie

You need to Find an Avian Vet to examine your birds right away. Since this is happening to both birds it may be a disease.

As you said, your birds are seed junkies and thus have a VERY low immune system from not getting the proper nutrition. Please read the Switching Birds To Pellets article AFTER you have visited the avian vet.

Your birds should be eating 80% Harrison's or Roudybush pellets and 20% healthy treats. Only a small amount of the 20% treats should be seeds.

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