Plucking feathers and scratching

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Fay-rose
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Plucking feathers and scratching

Postby Fay-rose » Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:58 am

Please help!!
My baby's name is Skye. Skye is a year old now and has started plucking his/her feathers for about 2 months now. I first noticed the thinning of feathers on the head but then it progressed to Skye plucking his neck,whole front body and back, not forgetting under the wings. Skye seems to be itching and sometimes frantically pecks at the feathers on the body.

I have been given Stop-Pluck spray and some Feather oil but this does not seem to be helping. I have also De-wormed Skye.

Pet-shop says it might be Beak and Feather and do not want to touch him for fear of a little feather on their clothes that in turn might affect their birds. But I visit my sister who also has ring-necks and none of them have diplayed any signs of having contracted B&F from Skye.

I forgot to mention that when Skye was approx 1 month old his Tail feathers fell out and it has still not grown back. Skye is also extremely small compared to other Ringnecks.

Can't afford a Avian vet - now what? :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Re: Plucking feathers and scratching

Postby Skyes_crew » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:27 am

The bird really needs to be seen by an avian vet. Is there anyone that could help with payment? I would also stop using those stop pluck sprays as sometimes it can make it worse by coating the feathers and causing even more preening and chewing of feathers. Can you send a pic to me to post? Arcticwolf1975@ hotmail . Com
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Re: Plucking feathers and scratching

Postby Skyes_crew » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:24 am

This is Fay's bird.

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Re: Plucking feathers and scratching

Postby Skyes_crew » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:57 pm

It breaks my heart to post this picture knowing that this poor girls bird had PBFD. I am very sorry Fay.
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Plucking feathers and scratching

Postby Geraldmype » Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:30 am

Royal Canin food makes my Tibbe itch within an hour or so of eating it every time Ive tried him on it. You might try another food in case the food is causing the allergic reaction.


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