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Message #4960. This is a followup to #4956.

Date:Thursday June 15, 2006 1:59:43 pm MDT
Subject:Re: Bird acting crazy as feathers come in
Message:Hi Pat,
This may give you some other insights,


Pat wrote:
> Hi, You guys helped me greatly a few weeks back when my nanday was
> laying eggs and pulling feathers. The vet gave her a hormone shot and
> I had to give her antibiotic injections for a week (for sinusitis). In
> that time, she pulled every feather she could possibly reach.
> I was so happy as her belly filled in again with feathers, but then
> all heck broke loose. Her back and leg feathers are growing in. She
> is acting crazy! She cannot sit still and jumps alot. She yanks at
> areas until she falls over and she sometimes shakes her head like
> something is tickling her face. I was up most of the night with her.
> I did a search here to see what others have wrote. First thought
> (other than just massive itchiness) was mites but that sounds
> doubtful. It seems almost neurological. The only remedy we have found
> is to hold her tightly. Typing this one-handed because she is now
> sleeping snuggled to my chest. I am attempting to mist her too.
> Let me know if you have any other suggestions. Vet not in the office
> today so I have another night of this coming. WE NEED MORE BIRD
> VETS!!

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