lovebird is losing all of his feathers

by adriana acun
(Hillboro, Oregon, United States)

hello,
My lovebird has recently been going bald. His leg recently went lame but we fixed it by massaging it daily and has made a healthy recovery, but now he's losing most of his feathers it started on the foot that went lame and now has most of his neck bald as well. What can i do to help him?

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Jan 17, 2010
lovebird is losing all of his feathers
by: Linda

Your bird is sick, and I strongly recommend you take him into see an Avian Vet in your driving area. What is happening to him is NOT normal and I fear he may die if he does not receive some medical help.

He needs some tests done to find out if he has some kind of infection either bacterial or viral. He may also need some bloodwork done to see if his organs are functioning properly. His lame leg and foot may need an xray done to see what is going on there.

Please find an Avian Vet and make sure they are Avian Vets not regular dog and cat vets. Regular dog and cat vets are NOT licensed to treat your bird because they do not know how to treat birds. Always take birds to Avian Vets as they've spent more years in school to learn how to care for our feathered friends.

Thanks for writing,
Linda

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