Losing feathers

by Gisella
(virginia)

when i pet my 8 yr old goffin cockatoo he seem to be loosing more feather then normal. i also looked at his beak and it look like he broke it and then filed it down again.... he is as active and playful as ever but im worried .... should i take him to the vet is this normal? do they shed a lot ones a year or something like dogs?

Comments for Losing feathers

Click here to add your own comments

Sep 30, 2011
Losing feathers
by: Anonymous

Find an avian vet right away and have your bird tested for any illness and disease. Unfortunatly cockatoos are highly prone to having Beak and Feather Disease which is chronic feather loss (and deformed regrowth) as well as the crippling of the beak. You may want to have her tested for this disease as it is contractable to other parrots.

Find an Avian Vet

Click here to add your own comments