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Red dots on macaw face

Postby Steaphan » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:03 am

My blue and gold has been getting these red dots on her face, some look like their injuries, red dots with raw tops, I guess u can say. They are mostly along the area where the yellow feathers end. Sorry the picture is not very good.
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Re: Red dots on macaw face

Postby liz » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:33 am

Welcome to the forum.

I have no idea but I am the first to respond to you. Members with more knowledge will come on soon.
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Re: Red dots on macaw face

Postby Bird woman » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:08 pm

Your bird needs to see an a avian doctor ASAP , this could be a bacterial or fungal infection , nothing to drag your feet on ! There also could be a reaction of something your bird got into or a allergy from food or something in household new toy, etc. either way you should get to the bottom of it . Think back to days before the breakout started and retrace everything right down to any new foods or places your birds been or things coming in or around your bird that's different. This will be helpful for the vet visit. Keep us posted . BW
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Re: Red dots on macaw face

Postby Steaphan » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:26 pm

Thank you for the reply. Ill make an appointment for a doc.
So far no personality of appetite change.. still super playfull. Thx again :)
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Re: Red dots on macaw face

Postby alienlady » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:03 pm

I have no experience with this but they look like bites to me.
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Re: Red dots on macaw face

Postby Steaphan » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:28 pm

I just got home from work, and they are super faint, still there but hard to see now. I made an appointment with avian vet for Wednesday. Maybe it will be cleared up by then.... In all your experiences, is there anything you think I can do in mean time, I tried cutting out one of the foods I give her to see if it changes, like aN allergy. Unlike a dog I cannot give her Benadryl correct lol..... I have take away all but one wooden perch, and put two of the rainbow colours rope ones. To me the dots looked like injuries from maybe the wood.

Thx again for all your prompt replies
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Re: Red dots on macaw face

Postby Bird woman » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:41 pm

Don't give medication. Do you give your bird regular baths? Make sure cage is clean and make that vet appointment . I don't ever take chances with the birds and it's not common for a bird to injure themselves several places at once. I've never seen spots like that on any of my macaws so see what the vet says and make sure it's a bird vet. Good luck BW
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Re: Red dots on macaw face

Postby alienlady » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:52 am

Is there an update on this at all ?
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Re: Red dots on macaw face

Postby ParrotsForLife » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:20 am

Macaws blush so maybe the blood got trapped?
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Re: Red dots on macaw face

Postby Pajarita » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:31 am

No, that's not a blush and I don't think it's an allergy, either. Have you tried gently washing the redness to see if it comes out? Because, sometimes, the toys colors bleed a bit. Is the red spot raised in any way? As in an abrasion..
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