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Joined: Jul 06, 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:15 am    Post subject: Illness

Hi there!

My Kakariki is loosing his feathers from the head.
Well, actualy he is loosing feathers from all the body.

Someone from that web site recommend me to start as a member from that web site to find a solution.
It is possible to be a diet problem...

Do someone knows anything about that??

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Foundation Member
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Joined: Oct 15, 2004
Posts: 599

PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:04 am    Post subject:

Hi Aixa,

Welcome to our community. Probably your bird has a mite infection. Ask your vet for Ivermectin droplets. This is the best product available against parasites. I use this twice a year and never experience a bald bird.
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 91

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:35 pm    Post subject:

Hi, there are several things that can cause feather loss. Is there a chance you can take a picture? I work with the behavioural side of it that occurs with abuse, neglect, and lack of attention that can cause behavioral problems such as screaming, biting, and feather mutilation. You didn't say if you had the vet check first if it was medical. First you need to have him checked for parasites, or illness, then you can work with the behaviour.

this is a good place to find help though so if you can take a picture I am sure you can get some idea what you need to do. cheers, Kathy
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Joined: Oct 06, 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:36 am    Post subject:

Behavioural loss of feathers oin kakarki is very rare...I have never heard or seen behaviotal loss in kakariki...I think in main is due to their unqueness in charactor.
I have seen feather loss on resuced kakariki, this has been extreme and due to enviromental/dietry issues.

My Spelling is Not Incorrect...It's 'Creative'
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Joined: Apr 15, 2005
Posts: 270

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:34 pm    Post subject:

are you sure he is not just moulting.......I know my male went through a very heavy moult last year and lost all of his tail feathers at the one time
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