Lose of feathers and crest

by Ritchie
(Melbourne,Victoria,Australia)

Hi my cockatoo has been well for the last year or so, but suddenly he is starting to malt because i do not see full feathers on the cage just white dust everywhere, but when his new feather stems come they seem not to form at all just bare stem, and this is mainly on the crest and chest area.

could this be due to lice, stress etc? and also is there any products out there which could help, ive tried the lice spray.

please help

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Mar 05, 2009
Feather loss
by: The Vet

DO NOT SPAY YOUR BIRD WITH LICE SPRAY! This is not lice or mites. You need to take your bird in to an avian veterinarian for a diagnosis and proper treatment.

Dr. B

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