Cockatoo feathers and beak

by Amanda
(Coonamble nsw )

My cockatoo has lost all of its feathers and his beak has gone all flakey

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Jan 20, 2014
Feathers and Beak
by: Alex

You need to get your bird to an avian vet, so that the problem can be diagnosed and treated.

Below, is some text that I have written on previous questions regarding feather loss.

Your bird MUST see an avian vet as a matter of urgency.

Your bird may be pulling them for a number of reasons.

Below are a few reasons:

- The bird may be sick
- The bird may have a pain it is trying to get to
- The bird may have an itch that it is trying to get to
- The bird may be stressed
- The bird may be bored

Before the problem can be rectified, the problem needs to be diagnosed.

Your bird will only get worse, and the site can be very painful.

Thanks for getting in contact.

Jan 20, 2014
by: Jan M Smith

What are you feeding him? I would get him to an avian vet. I would get some Sunshine Factor red palm oil for his food, that helps with feathers, and have the blood checked. If he has been on a seed diet, that is so full of fat and bad stuff. A pelleted diet with added fruits and veggies will go a long way, but takes patience getting a bird moved to. I also sift my pelleted food dishes daily, CLEAN FOOD ONLY, and use that as the dry goods to bake birdie bread so that I do not use flour or other things that can affect their liver. I use fruits, nuts and so forth in my breads for natural sweetening, and I do add baking soda so that it will brown to add to flavor. I also add cinnamon as it is good for their digestion, along with eggs and I make a veggie bread. I dry my veggies under the broil unit first so that the bread will not be soggy. There are a lot of tricks to get veggies and fruits into them as well as pelleted diets. Good luck but the vet is the first stop

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