Job is loosing his neck and chest feathers

What are the causes of African Gray loosing his feathers? Seems very happy..talking, singing and whistling as usual...very social..does not seem stressed or nervous... very vocal to family..seems very happy..Yet neck and chest almost bare...what can we do as far as basic care?
18 yrs old...

thank you

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Nov 19, 2008
Bird loosing neck and chest feathers
by: Tracie

If the bird has bare spots, or just down feathers, then it is possible that either your bird is pulling out the feathers or has a disease.

You need to take your bird to an avian vet to be checked. Once the vet has checked your bird and hopefully ruled out illness, you can read the Bird Plucking help article we have on this site for more ideas.

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