Jack the Rainbow Lorikeet
My rainbow lorikeet started feather plucking about a month ago and his droppings changed colour and consistency. I took him to the vet who diagnosed coccidiosis. He was treated, as were all his pals, and seemed to recover - except for the feather plucking.
I have since had to re-treat them all for coccidia and their droppings have returned to normal. Jacky is still feather plucking, mainly under his wings and on his chest. In the last day or two I've noticed what looks like tiny specks of black dirt on his feathers and in his bath water. I sprayed him and his cage for lice and mites a few days ago, which didnt seem to make a lot of difference to his plucking.
He screeches, grabs madly at the offending feather and yanks it out! He's eating normally, flying about and generally having a wonderful time! The other birds are all fine. Any ideas? Jack has his own cage, but the three cages are on the one table.