Love Bird itchy tail area

by Yousuf

I have noticed that my love bird seems to be itchy near her tail area. She keeps on shaking her tail a lot. Except for the excessive scratching near the tail. She has a good appetite and is full of life.

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Sep 15, 2010
Love Bird itchy tail area
by: Linda

Yousuf, thank you for writing, and it is impossible to say what is wrong with your little bird. You will need to take your bird to an Avian(bird) Vet in your driving area and have her examined to see if this is an infection or possibly some kind of parasite. Internal parasites can cause many kinds of disturbances which would result in an itchy anal area. Also, infections can cause the same kind of thing, so a proper diagnosis is necessary to be able to treat the problem. If you don't know where an Avian Vet is, there is a link on this site for help with that. Please take bird ONLY to an Avian Vet because regular dog and cat vets are not licensed or trained in the care and treatment of birds and will either do nothing or kill your bird with the wrong diagnosis and wrong kind and dosage of medicines.

Also be ready to tell the Avian Vet everything your bird eats because certain types of foods that are not safe for birds can also cause this type of irritation. Basically, birds need to be eating high quality organic pelleted diet and absolutely NO people food of any kind. People foods are too spicy, too salty/sugary or too fatty and some of them are actual poisons for birds.

Let us know what the Avian Vet has to say about your bird, and we appreciate you contacting us for suggestions. Also, do not give your bird any over the counter medicines including those found at pet stores because until you know what is wrong with her, she cannot be treated, and you can even kill her with the wrong kinds of medicines. We wish you and your little bird well, and hope to have good news from you soon.


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