They said it was the stress and become habitual. No tests but said it’s not mites as the plucking area is localised . Antibiotics given and a painkiller. Here in Bahrain we are bit limited with treatment. I have tried making different collars and we used a fluffy hair scrunchienforbmy other lovebird which was perfect. This bird has been too ill tested and stressed and she is so wary of me now because I’m the one who did the collars, has to catch her each time etc. She is slowly becoming less afraid of me and I can approach her now. She is out in the house all day and returns by herself to cage at night. All the collars we’ve tried have been nightmarish especially the plastic vet one which they said keep on for a month. She nearly hung herself by it with stress.Welcome to the Avenue Nicola
What did the vet say about the cause? Did they run tests?
One of the softer collars Michelle posted above could prove helpful and more comfortable than the plastic ones.