by kim
(virginia beach, va)

my female cockatiel is rapidly losing feathers. i initially thought is was my male bird preening her roughly so i keep him away from her. she is prone to laying eggs, non fertile, and i'm wondering if that has something to do with it. it is really bothering me now---she looks plucked. could it be a vitamin deficiency perhaps. she doesnt act ill

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Aug 27, 2011
Feather loss
by: Tracie

Dr B can not help you with this, because your bird needs to be examined in person. You need to Find an Avian Vet for your bird right away. It could be a disease or a bacterial infection or even something toxic in it's environment.

Here is our Feather Damaging Behavior article that was written by an avian vet. Please do NOT put vitamins in the water, because this often causes bad health in birds and sometimes kills them.

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