my canary is losing feathers around the neck

Canary losing feathers

Canary losing feathers

my canary has been scratching his neck and has now lost feathers from around his neck.They are not growing back. damaged feather follicles maybe? Now hes scratching other parts too. i'm sure its not mites, because i've tried the mites spray and it seems that my bird is in pain when sprayed with. Plus i dont even see any mites on him. i dont have any avain vets, where i live. can u suggest some anti-biotic that i can use to cure my birdie? i've tried spraying aloe-vera on him.didnt work. i need help!
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Aug 07, 2018
Female Canary Losing Feathers around neck
by: Anonymous

Hello, I would like to add to my December 2017 comments on my canary. I did buy the full spectrum light, both my birds loved it, that is a must for bird owners, never realized they like that light so much. That didn't seem to help the feathers grow back but it helped their feathers to look more vibrant! I have given her vitamins in her water periodically. My female canary sings & I was told only males sing, not the case, mine is singing a lot, very happy bird. She has started to mold & now I see a big improvement in her neck feathers growing back. I also feed her Dr. Harvey's incredible canary food mixed with Harrison's high potency super fine pellets, also chopped kale & carrots with Apple.Make sure your bird gets sun, I take mine out once in awhile, they love it, but right now it is way too hot & humid for them. This has taken me over1 year to see a difference.

Jun 30, 2018
canary
by: Anonymous

my canary has lose all hes feathers around is neck. has can i treat him.

Dec 10, 2017
Canary losing feathers
by: Anonymous

My female canary has lost all her feathers around her neck so i took her to my vet. He said she was very healthy looking, so he suggested that she should be put in the sun to get vitamin d or put vitamins in her water, i have done all this and she is still bald. Now i am going to purchase a full spectrum light for her because it is cold out & no more going outside. Hopefully this will help.
She is always active & chirps a lot so she is not sick in any way, just bald.

Jun 03, 2013
canary
by: Anonymous

I got the same problem but she is a girl canary but she is orange thx Linda i am going to use is dont let me DOWN

Jul 18, 2011
my canary is losing feathers around the neck
by: Linda

If you cannot find an Avian Vet in your driving area, then call the Vet Medical Board and find out where one is. You have to be willing to drive a ways if necessary or find homes for your birds. Anyone who has birds also has to have an Avian Vet within driving distance because birds get sick or injured sometime during their lives and will need these services.

As Tracie said, the mite spray has made this problem worse because you don't even know if bird has mites or not until Avian Vet does a thorough exam. Bird could actually die from being sprayed with this toxic mess.

Please do your best to find an Avian Vet because this bird will die if left untreated. If you cannot find an Avian Vet anywhere near you, then do not have anymore birds because they need the services of an Avian Vet. The avian vet is a very large part of having birds of any species.

Linda

Jul 18, 2011
Canary losing feathers
by: Tracie

There isn't an over the counter medicine that is safe for birds. Mite spray can kill birds. Anything greasy will get spread all over the body when the bird preens and can cause the bird to lose body heat.

Please use the links at the top of our Find an Avian Vet page if there is not an avian vet listed near you on our list. Dr B can not help, because he would need to examine your bird in person. He can't prescribe medication over the Internet either.

Please read our Feather Damaging Behavior article today.

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