Does my cockatiel have mites? How do I help?
Baby bird's nose
My 11 year old cockatiel started out with inlamed nostrilsabout a month ago. Then he started to loose the feathers around his nose a couple weeks ago. I started putting mineral oil on the area starting a week ago,thinking it's mites .
His cage is clean, I can't see anything on him. He still is loosing feathers, it's reached his eyes. It's itching him, and he is starting to make a different noise while pulling the bar of his cage with his beak. It looks if the feathers are trying to grow back. Am I doing the right thing? What else can I do besides take him in the the vet? Is it mites? If so what kind are they?