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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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I have a female cockatoo and noticed that under one wing the

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I have a female cockatoo and noticed that under one wing the feathers are not clean and there appears to be a sore on the area
Can the area be cleaned with rubbing alcahol l or something else, soap and water?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

You can gently clean the area with over the counter chlorhexidine (Hebiclens) available in your local pharmacy. Chlorhexidine is a non-toxic antimicrobial very useful in our pets. Avoid alcohol, please. I'm concerned that Chichi may have caused that sore by picking at herself. Is this a problem you've seen with her previously?