Tailfeathers
Contact | Tour
where bird lovers gather
Bird InformationMessage BoardNetwork Home

 

Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Losing feathers+black skin patches

  1. #1
    Brand New Egg BudgieGryphon's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Exclamation Losing feathers+black skin patches

    Hello,
    Today I saw something black on the back of Buttercupís leg. I picked her up and found that the skin on the back of her upper left leg was almost featherless, black with small gray streaks, and she squeaked when I ruffled through the feathers around it. I also saw this on her back under her left wing in a large awful patch, and on the back of her right leg it was going dark. I immediately separated her, as her chicks have an older sister who has been attempting to foster them for a while(despite the fact they already had a mom.) I will be taking her to the vet tomorrow if I can, since itís past closing time now. Anyone know whatís going on? From what I have researched it could be a fungus.

  2. #2
    Chick Pipers Mom's Avatar
    Name
    Carolyn
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,028
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 51 Times in 50 Posts

    Re: Losing feathers+black skin patches

    It could be a fungus, but I can't say for sure without seeing any kind of photo. However, you are doing the right thing by taking Buttercup to the vet. Please keep us posted to what the "black" marks on her legs.
    Tango / White Faced Pied Male: Hatched on October 09, 2011 - Homed on April 28, 2012.

    Tiels:
    Bows / Normal Gray Hen: 1976 - 1984
    Caesar / Normal Gray Male: 1977 - 1994
    Piper / Lutino Hen: 1994 - 2010
    Woodstock / Normal Gray Male: 2004 - 2011

  3. #3
    Tailfeather boomer girl's Avatar
    Name
    Deanna
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Colfax, California
    Posts
    17,109
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 772 Times in 768 Posts

    Re: Losing feathers+black skin patches

    That is weird and I hope it is something natural and not something bad going on with her. Keep a eye on the babies and make sure the older sister is really taking care of her babies while Buttercup is not with them.
    Fly Free Boomer, we will forever love you.

Remove Ads

Similar Threads

  1. Lovebird biting skin around feathers
    By Beanz in forum Lovebirds
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-26-2018, 01:36 PM
  2. Losing feathers .... please help
    By Burdi in forum Lovebirds
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 06-20-2017, 01:51 PM
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-11-2013, 07:12 PM
  4. Losing feathers?
    By Monika1013 in forum Cockatiel Care, Feeding, Dangers, Health
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-06-2007, 02:28 AM
  5. Losing feathers?
    By Bessell76 in forum Cockatiel Care, Feeding, Dangers, Health
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-30-2002, 07:31 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Message BoardNetwork Home