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Post: Bald Spots = Molting or Something Worse?

Posted by Aubry on 6/26/09

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    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

Posts on this thread, including this one
  • Bald Spots = Molting or Something Worse?, 6/26/09, by Aubry.
  • Re: Bald Spots = Molting or Something Worse?, 6/27/09, by Lonesome Dove.
  • Re: Bald Spots = Molting or Something Worse?, 10/04/09, by Pat.