cockatoo picking breast feathers

by Margaret Evans

my cockatoo...only picks one area ,on his breast about the size of a dollar , pcks it clean .and when it grows back .....starts picking all over again ? .brilliant health otherwise...had him 12 years..unsure of sex of bird , small cockatoo.

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Jun 23, 2012
Bird picking at breast feathers
by: Tracie

The bird may not have brilliant health, it may have an infection or tumor under the place it is picking at. It may keep picking at that area to "get" to what is bothering it.

Please Find an Avian Vet to examine your bird, run tests etc.

You may wish to read our Feather Damaging Behavior article that was written by an avian vet for more help.

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