cockatiel plucking

by Kylie
(South Carolina)

My cockatiel Isabella has been plucking her feathers on her right wing i first thought it was mites and started to treat her four weeks ago she is still doing it. her schedule is still the same she isnot stressed and gets my full attention from the time i get home till the time i go to sleep. she plucks until she bleeds and i can't do anything to stop her

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Jul 13, 2011
Cockatiel plucking and bleeding
by: Tracie

Please read the Feather Damaging Behavior article that Dr B wrote. Your bird might have a bacterial infection, and wouldn't have mites unless you keep your bird outside in an aviary. Over the counter mite medication sometimes kills birds.

Often birds that drink from dishes instead of water bottle get bacterial infections from drinking and/or bathing in water full of bacteria, if the water is not changed every 3 hours.

Please Find an Avian Vet for your bird, because Dr B can not help you without examining your bird and running tests.

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