Lovebird Red irritated Skin

by MJW
(Ocala, Fl)

I have 2 lovebirds, about 8 yrs old. One is fine, the other one seems to get red skin under its feathers a couple times a year. It comes and goes. This time, it looks very irritated, They live outside in their cage, (In Fl) great ventilation, what could be causing this?

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Oct 03, 2011
Bird with red skin
by: The Avian Vet

Redness can come from infection with bacteria, yeast, or viruses. It can also be a normal color when the feathers are missing under the wing. Many lovebirds pluck under their wings seasonally and this may be what you are seeing. I recommend that you have your bird examined by an avian veterinarian. If this is an infection it can be very difficult to treat, so get at it soon.

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Oct 02, 2011
Lovebird with irritated skin
by: Tracie

Dr B will eventually answer this, but it may be more than a week due to his busy schedule with teaching and active practice.

I suggest you Find an Avian Vet to examine your birds in person, because it is unlikely that Dr B can determine what this is without examining the bird in person.

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