Plucking Green Cheeked Conure
by J B
I have read some of the articles regarding feather plucking but wanted to ask you about my bird in particular. She is a green cheek conure about 7 years old. I brought her to the vet about 4 years ago because her feathers on her belly were slowing disappearing exposing skin, then it started to go down her legs. The vet weighed her, examined her and the diet I have her on, did blood tests, x-rays, everything! To find nothing.
He was thinking she was feather plucking but I never see her do it, unless she does when I am not home. So we all were unsure. He provided me with a spray and and antibiotic to give her, after awhile her feathers started coming back, now 4 years later it's happening again. The same exact way. I am concerned because her skin is exposed and it's getting pretty bad. I am going to take her again but wanted to know what you thought, is is feather plucking, a genetic disease? Her appetite is great and she baths regularly.Please provide any advise. Thank you so much