parakeet feather loss and possible human itching
Our parakeet is 7 or 8 years old. About 5 years ago, she started losing feathers on her chest until most were gone. I took her to an avaian vet who said she was stressed without a mate. She seems healthy and cheerful but has stayed this way and has also lost more feathers oon her legs and under her wings.
Lately we have felt our hair itching when near her. Is this just coincidence? Can birds transmit something to human hair?
And could she have a problem that the vet failed to diagnose?