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Old 01-10-2018, 05:49 PM
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3 year old african grey Leo started plucking one of his foot feathers and noticed now its also the second foot as well. he isnt plucking anywhere else. his legs are completely bald any idea? i have a vet appointment tomorrow to do bunch of different testing.

but its only his leg feathers no where else any idea ?

Also he is barely talking not eating or drinking I'm really worried for my little buddy it's killing me inside… its been going on for 3 or 4 days now I have a vet appointment tomorrow morning... not really active or talkative sits on his swing inside his cage he is outside now sitting by me. he ate a little oatmeal that i hand feed him hasnt drink water...

his poop looks normal

as he is sitting next to me he is on one foot falling asleep im heart broken and here and there shaking

nothing changed in or out his cage im just worried sick for my little guy

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Old 01-10-2018, 06:40 PM
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Re: please help im so worried

I'm sorry to hear this! Maybe he is sick and that's the cause of the plucking? I hope the Vet will be able to resolve all that is going on with him. I hope it's nothing serious.

I'm sure the more knowledgable members will chime in to help. I'm fairly new to the parrot world.

Best of luck & please keep us posted.
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Re: please help im so worried

Yes please let us know the outcome. Sudden plucking like that is worrisome!
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Re: please help im so worried

Make sure the vet is AVIAN Certified, not just a dog and cat vet. When there is a undiagnosed issue that is very important. Sorry you join us under such upsetting circumstances, but there are good Grey folks on here who can offer advice, but the Vet is the first thing to do.
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Old 01-11-2018, 03:57 PM
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Re: please help im so worried

Hi Godsdrummer - what did your Vet say? And how is Leo?
Please give us an update.
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Yes, AVIAN VET... good luck! We'll stick with you.
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Re: please help im so worried

little amount of yeast found in his poop.......

the vet did further testing blood work, and a culture sample ill find out the results tomorrow.....

fluconazole was given to treat the yeast... but says its not common for the parrot to lose his appetite and not move around at the same time she doesnt believe its psychological ...

so no certain answers yet... and no improvement yet either
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Re: please help im so worried

I'm glad you've got more information from the vet.

It's good you picked up the plucking now - sometimes if it goes on for too long it can then become psychological but it often has its origins in a sickness.

I hope it works out for you and please keep us updated!
Get well soon Leo!
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Thank you for taking him to your avian vet.
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Re: please help im so worried

It sounds like you are doing all you can. I'm very sorry that you are having to go through this, and I am keeping you and Leo in my thoughts. Please keep us updated with his progress and thank you for taking good care of Leo.
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