feather loss last?

by saji
(iran)

hi if a parrot lose some parts of its feather and became bald because of sickness or any other reason,will it be ok again?or the bald part remain for ever?

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May 03, 2012
Bird baldness last?
by: Tracie

Balding can be an indicator of a serious illness or disease. You will need to Find an Avian Vet for your bird so it can be examined to determine what is wrong and what the potential treatment might be.

Yes, sometimes the baldness is permanent, but hopefully you will get your bird into the avian vet in time to prevent this.

Please read our Feather Damaging Behavior article written by an avian vet if your bird is plucking itself.

May 03, 2012
Feather loss last?
by: Anonymous

Well, since you didn't give much inoformation, I'll do the best I can to answer.

Right now a lot of birds are molting. A bird molts can last a few weeks. A bird losses old feathers which are replaced by new ones. New feathers are called Pin Feathers, they look like needles as they come in. The feathers are coated in a caratine coating to protect them & to make it easier for it to break thru the skin.
It's important these feathers don't get injured, or plucked, as a bird can bleed to death.

When your bird molts, it molts in random areas & in different stages. This prevents the bird from having bald spots. Since they need feathers to fly.

If your bird is plucking, this will be apparent when you're seeing bald spots. Birds pluck for many reasons. The feathers will grow back on a bird who plucks, but, once a bird starts to pluck, it's hard to get them to stop so new feathers can grow in. Feather plucking can lead to mutalation. If a bird mutalates itself, you will know when you see sores on the bald spots. Feathers may not grow back due to scaring.

Bird pluck for many reasons. Most common cause of feather plucking is BOREDOM! Please make sure you have plenty of toys & forging toys for the bird. Please find time EACH day to spend with your bird, playing & interacting with him (& I dont mean just 5 min a day, spend REAL quality time with him). Depending on the breed of bird, depends on it's intelligence levels and the amount per day of time you spend with it. The smarter the bird, the more time you need to invest playing & training.

A plucky bird is a bored, lonely, depressed bird. Sometimes vitamin defiency can be a reason. Do something about it before it mutalates itself.

If a bird is sick, it can lead to plucking. You will know the bird is sick, by it's energy levels, weather or not it eats and drinks. If you suspect your bird is sick, he must be taken to an avian vet for an exam. Only a vet who can examine your bird, can give you proper diagnosis, and meds for your bird. Find an AVIAN vet in your area.

Birds must see an avian vet at least once a year to prevent illness & death. Most times, a bird wont show signs of being sick until it's just minutes from death. In the wild, a sick or injured bird is easy prey, so a bird will pretend to be healthy, when it is not.

GL, hope this helps!

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