Goffin Cockatoo plucking
by wendy wong
I have a Goffin Cockatoo who is 3 and half years old. Recently she has plucked all her down feathers near her butt area and over plucked/preened and caused it to bleed, I have applied Aloe Vera on it, and it seemed to stop the bleeding and is healing slowly. However i noticed since this happened over a week ago, just recently today her skin area on the top of her head had bubbled up like a a blister would, except when i touch it there appear to be no fluid inside there, just feels hollow and blown up like a bubble around her skin patch area on her head.... what could this be caused by?
We recently got a puppy, we tried to give our cockatoo the same attension she used to get, since the puppy came along she started plucking and hurting herself.... I am worried it may get or already got infected. She is still eating, drinking and pooping normal. I want to know if you have experienced this bubbling of the skin before and can give me some advise on how to treat it. I called our local vet and they want $350 upfront before they will look at our bird and extra cost on top for treatment...this is alot of money that we dont have right now... i want to see if you can help before i have no option but to take the bird in to the vet...
please advise me asap.