Drops of feathers in parrots: causes and treatment
Parrot feathers considered one of the most common bird diseases.
Causes and methods of treating feather loss in parrots
- Shedding: periodic (2 times a year) and juvenile (occurs in 3 to 4 months, lasts about 2 months). A parrot needs enhanced nutrition, enriched with vitamins and minerals.
- Medical (allergies, trauma, hormonal failure). Usually manifested throughout the body of the bird immediately, may be accompanied by itching and pulling out the remaining feathers. In case of hormonal failure, you must either pick up a pair of birds, or consult a veterinarian who will recommend special medications.
- Physical (bacterial and viral infections, parasites and fungi). As a rule, the tail goes bald first, and then the whole body. Often there are sores, scabs and peeling. Contact your veterinarian.
- Boredom and stress (moving, changing owners, making a lot of noise, repairs, fear, the appearance of other animals, etc.) They can cause shock molt when feathers fall out in bunches. Help: increased power, warming up under the lamp, rest.
- Ecology: cramped cage, too dry or smoky air or the use of air fresheners, poor lighting (fluorescent lamps or flickering lamps),
- Improper maintenance (unbalanced diet or poor care). Balance the feed, add carrots, yolk and apples. Clean the cage, all devices, normalize the temperature and humidity level in the room. And strictly follow the recommendations of the veterinarian!
Watch the video: How I Got My Parrot to Stop Plucking Her Feathers (March 2021).