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So Luna has continued to overpreen, so I did get her a vest which is coming in the mail. But I also had the idea that it could be something that I didn't even take into account.

So I always Luna into the bathroom with me when I shower since the steam is good for her feathers. So I usually steam up the room for 5 minutes and then bring her in on her perch and set her on the counter while I take my shower.

Well before I could turn down the shower so it wasn't on scalding hot, she flew after me and landed in the shower in a pool of the water. I grabbed her ASAP and gave her a cold bath real quick and she seemed okay so I wasn't worried.

About a week later is when she really started over preening? Could it be related. I did notice her skin peeling, I attributed it to the weather change, but it now that I think about it.......any ideas?

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The water WAS hot or it WASN'T? It could of done, that or it was just a traumatic experience perhaps?
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The water was set on as hot as my shower will go, I was just trying to steam up the room and she isn't clipped so she flew right into coming to follow me. If i rubber her chest where she had been plucking her skin kinda rolled of, it looked like human dandruff or a sunburn pealing. I thought it was just really dry skin at the time, but she could be trying to itch the dead skin off that got hurt?
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Mybe her skin was burned and damaged by the hot water. That could be the reason for her overpreening.
I would call an Avian vet and ask him which ointment is bird safe and could help Luna.
Or perhaps experienced forum colleagues could suggest a treatment for the skin.
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I think the important thing is to take her to an avian vet. The vest you are waiting for may help keep her from over preening but you really need to find the cause because it sounds like it bothers her and even uncomfortable.

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I am so sorry. I do the same thing with my Oliver (plet) and I am always scared of this sort of thing happening. Even in the kitchen with a pot or something, that is why I keep him clipped. I hope your bird gets better soon.

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I agree that a trip to the avian vet might be the place to start to determine exactly what you are dealing with. There are some good skin treatments such as the Healx Soother Plus cream and there is also a Soother spray. If it's mainly a plucking problem, I have found that Pluck No More (Kings cages product) in the bathing water and Releaves by Avix (top dress the bird's food) work very well.


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The vest was basically a disaster, so I called the vet today to talk about the overpreening issue. Looking at her and doing research I think more than likely she has inflammatory skin disease. But yes, I am going to concede and take her to a vet. Im at college right now and my vet is at home, so it might not be till then which is why I'm doing a consultation first. I just hope she's okay.
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My prayers and thoughts are hoping for the best. Keep us updated we care!

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