Male Cockateil is pulling feathers out under his wing
by Kathy Walters
(Modesto, CA USA)
under the wing
For the past week I noticed what appeared to be the ring wing "swollen"
It wasn't till he lifted his wings I noticed just on the right side under his "arm pit" he has picked feathers.
He also is wanting us to rub his head more often than usual.
He gets sprayed with water or plays in water every other day. No soaps, etc are used on him.
The female in his cage with him shows no signs of feather loss.
They both are treated and taken care of daily the same
(playtime x2 day, millet every other day,etc)
I have noticed he has not sang any songs since this started and there has been no changes in the household other than the weather is hot.
Suggestions? I can't afford another vet bill. \