Indian Ringneck Losing Head Feathers
(Surrey, BC, Canada)
Hi there, My indian ringneck is only about 5 months old, and lately she's been losing feathers off her head ONLY. The rest of her feathers on her belly, wings, back, ect. are completely full and look perfectly healthy, but you can start to see her skin on the top of her head and around her eyes, and her head just gives off a "scruffy" appearance now.
She's not plucking ( would be sort of hard to pluck her head feathers out anyway... haha ), I've made sure to watch her while she's preening and she's not pulling feathers out. My other birds don't touch her (they're scared of her...), so no one else is plucking them out. I considered maybe it was a vitamin deficiency, so I've been sneaking some liquid vitamins into her water, and she does drink it. I've always given her a diet consisting of both seed and pellets, along with fresh fruit and veggies daily. I considered mites/bugs, and checked her head thoroughly, but there's nothing... her skin looks perfectly healthy. She also doesn't rub her head against her cage or anything like that. I don't think she's molting since she's not losing feathers anywhere else? Although she's getting to the age of her first big molt, but I just don't see her losing feather anywhere else, so it seems strange...
Any ideas on what might be happening? :(