Thyroid Disease in Birds 101: Bird’s Bald Spots

Thyroid Disease in Birds 101: Bird’s Bald Spots

Thyroid Disease in Birds 101: Bird’s Bald Spots

Thyroid Disease in Birds 101: Bird’s Bald Spots

Dr.Guttler’s comments:

  1. Hypothyroid in birds can cause feather destructive behavior.
  2.  Feather-destructive disorder is a common and complex problem in birds.
  3.  The species in which we typically see it are cockatoos, African Greys, macaws, conures, cockatiels and lovebirds.
  4. They start chewing the feathers, pulling them out altogether or even mutilating their bodies, the cause can be medical, behavioral or a combination of the two.
  5. Hypothyroidism is one cause.
  6. Treatment takes time and patience, and it may not lead to a complete cure.
  7. Thyroid medication can help to reduce inflammation, itchiness and anxiety.
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