Scarlet Macaw puuling feathers and crusty eye

by Erlene

I have a Scarlet female about 10 years old.She is always picking her feathers mostly around her neck right now. And has her right is crusty around edge and pink around her neck. We are in Montana have a wood stove. Does she need more moisture in the house. What can we do? Thank you.

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Dec 25, 2012
Macaw with crusty eye and pulling feathers
by: Tracie

You need to take your bird to an avian vet, this is not something Dr B can diagnose over the Internet. Your bird likely has an infection, and only a blood test will reveal what needs to be prescribed.

Please use this Find an Avian Vet link to find an avian vet for your bird so it can be examined to determine what is wrong and what the potential treatment might be.

You might also read Dr B's Feather Damaging Behavior article for help in understanding why birds pluck their feathers.

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