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baldspot or plucking?

FruityFloc

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Hi everyone, I got myself a lutino cockatiel a couple months ago, i'm estimating him to be about 7 months old, his name is Whiskey!

He's very healthy and adorable, very active and clingy and well bonded which i really love.

Anyway, when I first got him I noticed a bald spot on his head but I know that is quite common in lutino tiels, so im not worried about that. But I was giving him a shower today and I just noticed a big bald spot on his chest. Is this also genetic or do you think he plucked it? Also a small baldspot on his left wing but I couldnt get a picture.

He just finished moulting season and there are still some pin feathers on his neck, and he preens himselF A LOT but I assumed this was just because of his moult. He also chews on his feet a lot if that helps.

He has a pretty small cage right now with only a couple toys, but he spends 90% of the day flying around my room and following me around anyway. I plan on upgrading his cage once I get out of the house more. (post-quarantine)

So yeah is he plucking or is this normal? If he is are there any natural remedies?
 

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When your bird is wet you will usually see a line like that down their chest, but that seems a bit excessive. It could be normal for your bird and mutation, but it’s hard to say. Has your bird been for a well vet check yet?
 

FruityFloc

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When your bird is wet you will usually see a line like that down their chest, but that seems a bit excessive. It could be normal for your bird and mutation, but it’s hard to say. Has your bird been for a well vet check yet?

no he hasnt been to the vet yet, there are a lot of random bald spots i've noticed even right under his beak though so i think it might just be a mutation
 
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