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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Bird Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Why has my female cockatiel lost most of her feathers and is

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Why has my female cockatiel lost most of her feathers and is just lying on the bottom of the cage?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Any bird lying on the bottom of the cage is critically ill. I suspect that you've lost her by now and don't need to consult further. If not, it would be prudent to take her to an avian-oriented vet (please see here: to see if there were any chance of bringing her back from the brink. Unfortunately, that's not likely with these birds. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.