Female Zebra Finch losing tail feathers

by Fran O.
(Streamwood, IL)

I have 2 female and 2 male Zebra Finches in one large cage. The 2 males and 1 female I have had for 3 to 4 years. The other is a new female I've had several months.

The older female is loosing her tail feathers to the point that I can see her bare skin and the protrusion where the tail feathers were. This all seemed to happen in one day as I look at them carefully each day. She also seems to be loosing some feathers at the back of her neck. Can you please help me? Thank you.

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Nov 21, 2010
I dont know whats happeneing too!
by: Anonymous

i have the same thing going on with my budgie. except mine is losing his feathers on his lower back. Are there any white dots on his neck? kind of thick like a wet feather? Please reply because Dr.B wont.

Editor's note: Dr B can't answer because he can't examine your bird. Find an Avian Vet

Nov 16, 2010
Finch losing tail feathers
by: Tracie

Dr B can not help with this, because he would need to examine your bird. You need to take your bird to an avian vet to find out what is going on.

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