Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Community > General Health Care

General Health Care Remember to use common sense and consult with an avian veterinarian.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-18-2020, 08:40 PM
Junior Member
Parrots:
I have just one cockatiel and his name is Koko, he is two years old and quite fond of the Andy Griffith Show tune :)
Join Date: Apr 2020
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Moriah.C is on a distinguished road
My itchy birdie

Hello everyone, I'm new here and would love some advice as I can't seem to figure out what to do with my 2 year old cockatiel. I used to live in Missouri where it was very humid and my bird thrived there. I moved to Colorado last year in the summer and from the lack of humidity and going through this winter, the dry weather has really gotten to my tiel. His neck is quite red and I've noticed he itches his back often then yelps as he bites himself. He is not missing feathers so I don't think he is plucking YET but I can't get him to stop itching. I have tried bath spray, I have tried humidifiers, I've put him in a steaming room to see if that would help, and recently he won't even bathe anymore. He used to love showers now I can't get him in the water. He acts normal (besides the extra itching), very lively and vocal but I'm worried and need advice! Thank you!
Attached Thumbnails
My itchy birdie-20200418_192138.jpg  

Last edited by Moriah.C; 04-18-2020 at 08:44 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Moriah.C For This Useful Post:
Scott  (04-18-2020)
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-18-2020, 11:32 PM
Jen5200's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
Baby - Sun Conure; Tango - GCC; Bindi - Sun Conure; Stanley - Pineapple GCC; Screamer “Scree” - Cockatiel; Tee - Pineapple GCC
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Washington State
Thanks: 3,814
Thanked 4,129 Times in 1,455 Posts
Jen5200 is on a distinguished road
Re: My itchy birdie

I would check in with an avian vet if you have access to one - some may do phone consults if they are not seeing patients right now. I found some older threads on dry skin that may have ideas that you haven’t tried yet as well. I haven’t experienced this with my birds personally so can’t offer much experienced advice - I live in the PNW and lack of humidity isn’t really an issue here...growing moss on everything is an issue but not dryness .

Dry Skin HELP!!!
Moisturizer for bare parrot skin?
__________________
Jen
Baby (Sun conure adopted in 2016, hatched approx 2011, female)
Tango (GCC adopted in 2016, hatched approx 2014, female)
Bindi (Sun conure adopted Jan 2018, hatched approx 2011, female)
Screamer (Cockatiel adopted April 2018, hatched approx 2012, female)
Stanley (Pineapple GCC adopted Aug 2018, hatched approx 2014, male)
Tee (Pineapple GCC adopted Jul 2019, hatched approx 2015, female)
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Jen5200 For This Useful Post:
Moriah.C (04-19-2020), Scott  (04-19-2020)
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-19-2020, 01:20 PM
Scott's Avatar
Super Moderator
Parrots:
Goffins: Gabby, Abby, Squeaky, Peanut, Popcorn / Citron: Alice / Eclectus: Angel /Timneh Grey: ET / Blue Fronted Amazon: Gonzo / RIP Gandalf and Big Bird, you are missed.
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Diego, California USA, Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Thanks: 100,130
Thanked 50,508 Times in 17,303 Posts
Scott is on a distinguished road
Re: My itchy birdie

You mention Koko doesn't like showers any more, are you speaking of a human shower or sink/spray bottle?

One way to re-introduce showers if you have not tried is via small spray bottle. The type with adjustable nozzle sold at "dollar stores" is ideal. (try not to re-purpose a used bottle that contained potentially hazardous substances) Fill the bottle with warm water and begin to spray with fine mist. You can position the bottle several inches away and aim upwards and towards Koko, allowing the droplets to fall like rain. If he enjoys, you can acclimate him towards a more direct and course spray by varying the nozzle.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Community > General Health Care

Tags
cockatiel, dry skin, itching

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Itchy, dry, overpreening! SkyTank Quakers 12 03-14-2016 11:30 AM
One VERY itchy dog (no more) JerseyWendy NonFeathered Pets 37 03-11-2016 05:40 AM
Liams itchy Brisch Cockatoos 4 04-20-2015 01:51 AM
scratchy and itchy SpringCottageParrot General Health Care 2 08-04-2012 03:52 PM
itchy nose? borjawil General Health Care 5 12-22-2010 01:30 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.