Re: Bald Spots = Molting or Something Worse?
Posted by Pat on 10/04/09
Today, 10/04/09 we woke to find our 2006 "Peaches" one of our
8 canaries acting the same way as below on the floor in the
avairy. I have checked him and he appears fine, nothing as a
lump or any outward issues. Wings, feet, eyes look okay,while
his respirations are not raspy, he makes a clicking sound. He
just moves slowly, leaning toward the right and stumbles as if
intoxicated. He does fly but prefers his corner spot. We've
moved him into a flight cage separated from the others and
started him on Ornacycline. Could it be a stroke or some type of
seizures? Thanks, Pat
On 6/27/09, Lonesome Dove wrote:
> Ringneck doves are notorious for plucking each other. What
> you are seeing is advances being made by the male to the
> female. She could also be doing some of the plucking herself.
> The only cure is to separate them for some time, and this
> will only temporarily allow the feathers to grow back because
> plucking will probably continue when put back together. Or,
> you would need to house them in a very LARGE and SPACIOUS
> cage or flight so that the birds would have much more space
> between them. Also, provide bath bowls for them. Good luck.
> Ringneck On 6/26/09, Aubry wrote:
>> i have two ringneck doves that i got about a month (maybe
>> a little more) ago. i have a male and a female (and its
>> the first time ive ever had birds really.) i came home
>> today and my female's head had a bunch of small bald spots
>> on the back of her head. yesterday i was looking at her
>> and she had a small bald spot on her wing but i didnt
>> think anything of it since she had had one that was a
>> similar size (in a different place) that was filled back
>> in. but today the spot had gotten bigger and there is
>> another spot close to the same place on her other wing.
>> the male has had nothing like this. there are feathers all
>> over the floor but it does seem like more then what would
>> just be coming out of the bald spots (if that makes
>> sense).their appetite seems to be normal but the probably
>> have different food from what their previous owner gave
>> them. i hope this may be molting but its summer and i
>> thought they usually molt in the winter. if its a matter
>> of temp change then that could be a possiblity since they
>> were kept outside and are now inside in AC.
>> Advise on what i should do or what it might be?
>> Thanks Aubry