Crown Issue on cockatiel

by Juls
(Hervey Bay)

Hi can anyone help i am looking after my daughters cockateil who for a couple of weeks looked like someone had gelled her head and crown. In the last 24 hrs she appears to be malting in this area and her face looks like it is dirty. Any ideas what could be the problem?

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Nov 11, 2013
Crown Issue on cockatiel
by: Linda

It is likely she has gotten into something and that something is not healthy so she is molting all the feathers. It would be a good idea to keep her in her cage until you figure out what caused this. It is also not a bad idea to take her to an Avian Vet ONLY so they can tell you what may have caused this.

This could be grease, and any kind of oil product on a bird's feathers will kill them by suffocation, so make sure she's examined right away by an Avian Vet in your driving area.

Linda

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