Cockatiel Question

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DAJones46

In Dogs

I don't see a bird discussion link so here goes.  If there is one direct me to it.

We have a 10 year old female cockatiel that has plucked herself nude from feathers under one of her wings and down onto her side and leg.   Does anyone know why?  Has anyone experienced this?  Does anyone have any suggestions?

She's laid eggs often and cuddles them and tries to hatch them but never had babies althought we have a male in the cage with her. 

Very curiuous, please help! 

 

Sorry dog folks (I'm one) but I did knwo where else to go.

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Snoopy84

In Dogs

Reply To: DAJones46

Wow, thats a unique problem.   I have been using Petwave for a while, but for only dog and cat information.  I checked around the site and it looks like they only have information on dogs and cats.  Another resource that seems to help me when I have questions about my other pets is yahoo answers. 

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phonedog

In Dogs

Reply To: DAJones46

I think twitter might be a good resource?  Dont birds tweet?

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phonedog

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Reply To: Snoopy84

Petwave is like a yahoo answers dont you think?

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Snoopy84

In Dogs

Reply To: phonedog

I actually like it a lot better than yahoo for my dog questions.  Great information here!, but for my turttle I have to look at smaller sites.

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DAJones46

In Dogs

Reply To: Snoopy84

Thanks,  I'll look into some other sites.

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Amy

In Dogs

Reply To: DAJones46

A friend of mine has a cockatoo and about five years ago it (not sure if it was a boy or a girl) began plucking all its feathers out on one side.  The vet told her that he thought it was due to stress.  Eventually the bird stopped doing it, although I'm not sure what she did to alleviate its stress.  As for your cockatiel, maybe there has been some change in its environment that is stressing it out.  I am not a bird owner, so I really don't know if this will help you, but hopefully it does!  Good luck with you Cockatiel!

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DAJones46

In Dogs

Reply To: Amy

Thanks Amy:

 

I found a bird forum on birdchannel.com and there's not much more there than what you said but at least it's all about birds.  Way more about birds than anyone would ever want to know. We'll find out more and take care of our cockatiel Sunny so she starts looking beeeeeeutiful again.

Thanks again, now back to Murphy and Ernie.

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