On 1/10/09, Gwen wrote:
> Hi everyone! I have a houseful of FIDS and have NEVER had
> feather problems until recently. My fids never go outside
> w/ the wild birds or anything like that but recently I
> thought they had mites. I fid-sat my friend's macaw and he
> goes out in the tree outside the house all day long so I
> thought maybe he introduced mites to my fids .. that's the
> only thing I could come up with when their feathers started
> getting "ratty". So I had my vet come down early for their
> check ups ... just in case. He found no mites, no eating
> defficiencies or anything to explain the feather issues. I
> have treated them all for the mites just as a precaution
> but so far no change. It's not all of them just a few ...
> and they aren't next to each other. This has really really
> been bothering me so I called the vet again and had him
> visit again ... still nothing! He suggested I try "Pluck No
> More". I was just wondering if anyone on here has tried it?
> Does it work? Where is the best place to get it? I'm
> looking for any input on this product ... good and bad so
> I'd LOVE to hear from you if you've used it or if you know
> anyone has used it.
> Thanks in advance! Gwen
Wondering about some things,
What type of lighting.
What are they eating?
Has the vet done a fecal test? look for hook worms?
has a blood panel been done on one?
has one been tested for a yeast impalance?
I would have a fecal & full blood panel done on one.
It will give a clue to what is going on.
In short term I would get some red palm oil
-human food grade- & put 1 drop on a chex or other small
item so you know they eat it 2x a DAY
Red palm oil has a lot of Vit. A, good for feathers & skin
See a different vet if you have to
The more info you can give, the better the info that can be