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    Question bald spot not going away....

    Harley is approx. 4 months old and he has a bald spot from were he was plucked in his previous home (if you could call it that). ANYWAYS i've had him for over 2 months and it's still not going away. theres no pin feathers growing in, nothing. he's growing pin feathers everywhere else ( it doesn't appear that he's molting, but he has very thin feathering *from being plucked* and some new feathers are growing in to fill out his 'coat'). i don't mind him being bald (it's kinda cute) but i'm wondering if it will ever grow back or if it could be a sign of something more serious....

    p.s-the bald spot is right behind his crest and it's fairly large.

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    Re: bald spot not going away....

    wait for him to molt!

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    Re: bald spot not going away....

    Poor little thing - yes, wait for him to have a proper moult. What you could do - don't know if it'll help the feathers growing, but it'll soothe the skin - is to mist him with a mixture of pure Aloe juice and water -- I think it's 1 : 9 (parts Aloe : parts Water). It's very good for the feathers and the skin (especially when they moult) -- who knows, perhaps it helps with the feathers growing again.
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    Re: bald spot not going away....

    What mutation is he (or can you tell)? Some cockatiel mutations carry a bald spot with them, so maybe it's genetic.

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    Re: bald spot not going away....

    well i think he's a normal grey split to cinnamon but i'm not entirely sure. his mom was a dark brown cinnamon and his dad looked like a normal grey...but i have no way of telling what he was split with so i don't know.

    where would i buy aloe juice? would they carry any at a health food store?

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    Re: bald spot not going away....

    Hi! If I were you I might consider just getting an aloe plant. Then you could just snip a leaf for the aloe. Ask coworkers as it is a common houseplant, somebody might have one they could share, they put out little baby plants alot...

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    Re: bald spot not going away....

    ooh, cool! thanks for the tip!

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