Just got a new lovebird about 2 weeks ago,put him in with another lovebird and now he has bald spots around his neck?
I recently got another lovebird as a companion for my existing lovebird. I let them out together and they took to each other right away. Grooming each other, kissing and sat right next to each other. After about a week I put them in together.
Within the last week, I noticed they are getting along but do not sit together anymore and the new bird is developing a bald spot around its neck.
He is constantly preening himself in that area and his skin is starting to look irittated.
I read up on diet and I have started to add vitamin drops to the water and started giving more fruits and veggies. They eat a mix of seed and zupreem, more zupreem with less seed.
I was wondering if I should try an aloe vera spray or if I should rush him right to the vet? I am worried because it appears as if this bald spot is getting bigger. Would I be able to tell if he had mites and how? He is almost 3 years old.
Im thinking of separating them again. I have 4 lovebirds total and they all are in good health with the exception of this one with his feather problem.
Thanks you in advance.