by Gerald

Yellow headed parrot lousing feathers around chest.
What could be wrong.

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Jun 04, 2008
Bird losing feathers
by: Tracie

Hello Gerald,

It is hard to say what is wrong, but if your bird is losing feathers in a way that there is a bare patch, he needs to see an avian vet.

When your bird molts, it is normal for the old feathers to fall out and new ones come in. It does not sound like your bird is molting if it is just his chest losing feathers.

Your bird may be plucking his feathers also. There are many health and emotional issues that cause that, so an avian vet is your best answer for that too.

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