Sun Conure picking feathers till he is bleeding on his chest.
(Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.A)
I have a 8 year old sun conure. He has a large cage and is in a sun porch. He is generally a happy bird, very noisy and hand tamed. I woke up this morning and he picked or itched his feathers on his chest, more under right wing, and exposed it to the skin. There was a lot of dried up blood and a little of it was ozzing.
He is no longer actively bleeding and I put neosporen on his wound. He is eating and drinking normally, and acting like his usual self. I am located in an area where there are no avian vets ( the closest is 2 hours away).
My husband is a doctor (for people) and said to watch him and put anti-biotic ointment on it. I have done some research online and saw it could be an internal parasite. His stools are fine, there are no ticks, fleas, or mites visible on him. Could you give me any advice on what this is or what to do? Thank you for your time.