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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Bird
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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We have a pet blue jay that comes and eats out of our hands.

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Hello,
We have a pet blue jay that comes and eats out of our hands. He or she meets us as we leave in the morning and whne we get home at night. He seems to be losing his feather around his head. What can we do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Peanut is likely to be molting normally...it's late summer. Please see here: http://wildbirdsunlimited.typepad.com/the_zen_birdfeeder/2009/08/if-the-blue-jays-are-bald-it-must-be-august.html There's no reason for you to do anything.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Peanut. How is everything going?
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