do bird lose their feathers?

Do parrots lose their feathers?

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Dec 08, 2009
Bird feathers
by: Anonymous

Yes, but if u see any blood where they do you should put neosporin or cornstarch on it

Editor's note: Our avian vet says NO to neosporin on birds.

Dec 03, 2009
Birds losing feathers
by: Tracie

Yes, birds lose feathers, but you should not see bare spots where the feathers have fallen out. You may see white "sticks" coming in also. These are the new feathers that have not lost their protective sheath.

Birds can be a bit grumpy when they are molting, and providing clean water for bathing is a good idea.

If your bird is losing feathers, so that you can see their skin underneath, then please take your bird to see an avian vet ASAP.

Here are a few links to articles you should read if your bird has bare spots:

Bird Plucking help

Feather Plucking help

Feather Damaging Behavior article

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