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Discussion in 'Healthy Highway' started by Leigh89, 5/15/19 at 10:10 AM.

  1. Leigh89

    Leigh89 Moving in

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    Hi everyone sylver is doing really well eating drinking playing games with her swing. I dont know if I'm over worring but she seems to be scratching abit and over cleaning. She can sit there for like 15 mins or more cleaning her feathers. I've taken some pictures around her neck some of the feathers look broken at the ends. Could it just be that shes young or got mite or even fleas? 20190515_174302.jpg 20190515_174259.jpg 20190515_174254.jpg 20190514_191901.jpg 20190515_174302.jpg 20190515_174259.jpg 20190515_174254.jpg 20190514_191901.jpg 20190514_183124.jpg
     
  2. sunnysmom

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    Birds do preen a lot. It's pretty rare for indoor birds to have mites or fleas. A way to check if she has mites is to put white paper on the bottom of her cage and then in the morning see if there are any little dark specks on it. But it's unlikely. You can try giving her a bath if she seems extra itchy.
     
  3. Kodigirl210

    Kodigirl210 Rollerblading along the road

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    It’s also common for the birds to be spreading oil from their preen glands. It’s sounds rough, but isn’t actually. When they are rubbing their head along the back or the wings that’s usually what they are doing as opposed to cleaning or picking. It looked like it in about 3 of the pics. Also check what the humidity level is. Parrots are more comfortable at 25% or above. Pretty little one :)
     
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    Has your bird had her first moult yet? It happens between 4-6 months old and birds can look a little shabby during this time. They also spend a lot of time preening during this time too.

    This is a good suggestion :)
     
  5. saroj12

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    You mean 50% not 25%
     

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