my birds eating himself

by chagit
(israel, samaria)

my bird keeps eating himself, like between his neck and his wing.. he like picks at it, we took him to a vet, but he didnt really help at all, just said he does it out of boredom, i was wondering if you could tell me why he's doing it, and how i could make him stop?

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Aug 10, 2011
Bird picking itself
by: Tracie

I don't know if you can Find an Avian Vet in your country, but it sounds like your vet didn't check your bird for bacterial infection.

Please read our Feather Damaging Behavior article that was written by an avian vet for more information on this behavior.

If your bird drinks from a water dish instead of a water bottle, then try to find a water bottle for your cage once your bird gets treatment. Many birds get bacterial infections from bathing in and drinking water that has sat with food or feces in it. Water dishes have bacteria growing within a few hours.

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