our kikes chest feathers are coming out

by Chuck
(tennessee)

we have a kike had him 2 years..just noticed yesterday some of his chest feathers are coming out, today there are large clumps of chest feathers gone leaving a lot of big bald spots.no other bird in the cage with him.

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Jan 26, 2011
Chest feathers coming out
by: Tracie

Your bird is likely taking these feathers out. Dr B says that most cases of birds suddenly doing this is from a health issue, but sometimes it is a behavioral issue.

Please take your bird to an avian vet for an exam and also read the article on feather damaging behavior below.

Feather Damaging Behavior article

Once you have seen the vet, please let us know what you find out. It will be helpful to the next person with this problem.

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