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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My keet Pete,has some crusty spots on s forehead he is 5

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Customer: my keet Pete,has some brown crusty spots on his forehead he is 5 months old. he is losing feathers like crazy and has lost his nice long tale fether. should i be concern,ed and if so what can i do . my name is ginger.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: he still is very active, i just dont know what it is.when i tosh the feathers there they feel hard. and he does sleep a little more then he did say maybe 2 weeks ago.
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Customer: i am going to go ahead and do some more reading on my own if i dont find any answers i will get back to you. thank you.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Ginger, I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. We don't have many avian vets on this site. Can you upload a close-up photo(s) of Pete's head to our conversation? A macro lens is best for a close-up pic. You can use the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see the icon) or you can use an external app such as I'm concerned that the "brown crusty spots" indicate the scaly leg and face mite. "Hard feeling feathers" suggest new pin feathers and "his losing feathers like crazy" suggests that he's molting.