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Re: Feather disease question

Posted by Birdy Mom on 4/21/08
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    Since you only have one bird I can't see how he'd get mites or
    anything like that, esp. in Dec.

    I definately encourage you to see an Avian vet ( just to be
    safe ). Because reg vets rarely have experiance in treating
    birds ( other than nail & wing clippings & minor beak work ).
    No telling what you've already paid this vet & for what? I
    know that Avian vets are sometimes hard to find ( mine is a
    100 mile drive one way ) & more expensive. But birds are
    harder to treat, esp. since they hide their signs of illness
    usually till it's really bad or even too late to do much for
    them.

    One of the other posters mentioned stress bars & that maybe
    the problem. Has anything ( at all ) changed in your birds
    surroundings before Dec. ( new people coming over or other
    pets being added to your home ), his cage being moved to
    another room or getting a new cage? Does he have enough of the
    right kind of light ( esp. during the winter months? What has
    his diet been like? Only you can look back the past few months
    & evaluate anything new ( no matter how small ). There is a
    product called Red Palm Oil that helps condition birds
    feathers that may help. But nothing suggested here is going to
    be safer or better that a full check-up with a good Avian Vet!