Missing feathers

My parakeet has a patch of feathers missing on his under side does this mean he is sick or anything?

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Aug 20, 2011
parakeet missing feathers
by: Tracie

It could mean that it is sick. Usually parakeets do not pick their feathers from nerves, it is usually something internally going on. The bird might have a bacterial infection inside or a tumor and it is trying to "get" to it.

Please Find an Avian Vet for your bird to be examined by.

Here is a Feather Damaging Behavior article written by an avian vet.

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