Birds Community
Plum Headed Parrot
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding your pet birds!

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Plum Headed Parrot

I am having a female plum headed parrot about 1 years old,her dropping and behaviour is normal but her quality of feather specially on head is becoming poorer, and she is loosing her feather from her head and around her eyes so what may be the reason? Or is it molt and normal that she well develop new feathes?Or she is suffering from some disease?
187666_tn?1331176945
When I've seen feather loss on the head and around the eyes it's usually been due to a feather/skin mite. Have you noticed any other behavior that might indicate stress in her? Has she been scratching her face and head or rubbing it on the cage bars?  It wouldn't hurt to take her in for a skin scraping to rule out parasites.

Usually when a bird is molting, the feathers gradually drop and you'll soon see the new pin feathers coming in.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Birds Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Birds Answerers
187666_tn?1331176945
Blank
ireneo
Portland, OR