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Re: Bald spots

Posted by Jessica on 7/01/06
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    Adrian,

    Sorry to hear about your lovebird. :( And I know this
    probably isn't what you wanted to hear, but I think you should
    take your bird to be seen by an avian vet.

    Birds do not molt symmetrically. It is a random molt and
    feathers from one side do not do what the feathers on the
    other side do. If you have any pets with clipped wings,
    you'll notice this. When birds with clipped wings molt, their
    flight feathers come in randomly. You don't always get the
    same two on each side growing in simultaneously.

    There are a number of diseases that cause feather loss. PBFD
    is one of them, but there are others as well. Besides, the
    treatment option that you've posted would seem only to work if
    the bird was sick in some way (with a bacterial infection or
    something else). It is best to have an avian vet diagnose
    your bird and give you the most effective treatment for
    whatever might be the trouble.