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Bald Spot on Grey Cockatiel?

BirdDad

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I know that it is normal for lutinos/other mutations to have bald spots on top of their heads but recently my female grey cockatiel has developed a bald patch atop her head, behind her crest.
She is currently going through her first moult and she is 6 months old. Could it be because she is moulting?





 

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My cockatiels have a bald spot there too. It looks normal to me.
 

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I think some cockatiels just have less feathers there than others. Your little bird is a cutie!
 

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Was her mom a lutino? I'm just wondering if it isn't something genetic that has carried over.
 

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All cockatiels have a bald head
 

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A normal thing....:)
 

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And I'm going to disagree - they do not all have bald heads and I have more than a handful to prove that. The lutinos for the most part do and they have different levels of baldness. The majority of my greys, pieds and others do not.
 

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Is it with another cockatiel?
Sometimes they pluck each others heads.....
No idea why.....
Mine did it to each other after their babies left the nest.
Ok again now.
 
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