indian ring neck parakeet is bald under wings
by IVANO ARCIDIACONO
Bald spot under wing
I found an Indian ring neck parakeet who is very energetic and playful, however he is bald underneath his wings and part of his neck. I have taken him to an animal vet as in my country we do not have avian vets, he thinks that he has mites and given him Promectine which is to be mixed with his drinking water for 48 hrs and a 2nd dose 10days later. I have started the 2nd dose but it seems to be getting worse. He is always scratching and itches but yet still whistles.
I have asked my vet if this could affect humans but he said no. We have had some bites on our legs which seem to be mosquito bites but are very itchy, looking up on the net it seems that bird mites could be transferred to humans which are similair to mosquito bites but take longer to heal.