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African Grey missing some hair at its feet?

Postby blackscell » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:55 am

Hi there,

I have a 2 year old African Grey. She gets alot of attention every day and is very tame, and has a huge cage with alot of toys. She spends around 6-8hours a day out of her cage. When she is in her cage she doesn't get bored, she always seems to be playing.

Today I noticed she is missing some hair at her left feet, what could this be?
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Re: African Grey missing some hair at its feet?

Postby ParrotsForLife » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:24 am

You mean feathers lol, I wouldn't worry about a few missing they could be just out of place if there was lots missing then id be concerned.
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Re: African Grey missing some hair at its feet?

Postby Pajarita » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:00 pm

Well, there seem to be at least one if not two feathers missing in that 'naked' spot and the one to the right shows a very uneven edge which could mean barbering... Legs are one of the first spots they start plucking so keep an eye on her to see if this is just a fluke or the beginning of FDB.
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