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While polka dots on Rachis??

Hi Iím new to the forums. I was hoping someone can tell me what are the white polka dots on the rachis of my Amazonís back feathers under his wings are? He is a 31 year old amazon bird.

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Re: While polka dots on Rachis??

Welcome to the forum What type of Amazon do you have?


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Thank you for the welcome Jim! I have a yellow headed amazon!
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Re: While polka dots on Rachis??

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Hi Iím new to the forums. I was hoping someone can tell me what are the white polka dots on the rachis of my Amazonís back feathers under his wings are? He is a 31 year old amazon bird.

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Can you post a picture? It will be better to understand exactly what you are talking about.
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Hi Iím new to the forums. I was hoping someone can tell me what are the white polka dots on the rachis of my Amazonís back feathers under his wings are? He is a 31 year old amazon bird.

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Can you post a picture? It will be better to understand exactly what you are talking about.
Hello Tami,

I included the picture as an attachment so I hope it shows. The dots are more than the ones shown on the picture and it appears on one feather only that I can tell.
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Re: While polka dots on Rachis??

Wow, isn't that interesting. I've never seen anything like that.

Maybe other members may have an idea. If not, maybe the Vet might know? Have you discuss this with his Vet?
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Wow, isn't that interesting. I've never seen anything like that.

Maybe other members may have an idea. If not, maybe the Vet might know? Have you discuss this with his Vet?
No I have not discussed it with a vet. He has an appointment tomorrow though so hopefully I get an answer.
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Re: While polka dots on Rachis??

Never seen anything like that on any Amazon I've had. Be sure to give us the vet's answer, please!
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Re: While polka dots on Rachis??

Just got back from the vet. According to Doc it turns out his wings were horribly trimmed. The place I usually take him to have his wings trimmed basically butchered my poor bird. What seemed like white dots is where the cutting happened. Other than that Doc said he looks visually healthy all around, and here I was thinking my bird caught some exotic disease!

Thanks everyone for your input!

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Re: While polka dots on Rachis??

I'm sorry, that happened. I'm happy to hear he isn't sick!
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