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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Baldy legs

I have noticed that Rio's legs are a bit balder than normal and rather pink looking since I got him home. He doesnt seem to be too bothered with them but has a little itch every now and again.

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Any ideas if this may have been the start of plucking issues due to being abandoned for a wee or maybe he has picked something up at his holiday home?!?!? It doesnt look too angry but they deffo look pink!

I should maybe add that he was housed next to a rather plucked Umberella Cockatoo?!?!?

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It looks plucked to me though I can't be too sure. Hopefully its nothing bad though. It may be because he's so used to being with you

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It looks like he was chewing his leg feathers. he may have just been stressed about missing you. if he was housed next to a cockatoo, macaws are usually allergic to their feather dust, so he may have been itchy and irritated and over preened parts of his body because of it

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Good luck. Let us know if it gets any worse.

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i would also consider bringing him to the vets. it could be allergies, could be stress, but there is a possibility of giardia, i know a symptom of it is plucking the legs and/or under the wings. it might be worth asking your vet about it, even if its just stress.

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All I can say is it does look pink!

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