Hi, My son has a cockatiel, named Steve. Nasal Sinuses Infection - Feather Loss Around Eye Note the extensive swelling of the sinuses, eyelid and total swelling covering the nare nose hole on the right side. Infection is usually from bacteria. In canaries, the right and left nasal sinuses do not communicate so infection may be in either side or both. But on the head and neck, skin fungus and oral cavity parasites can also be the cause. Hi Everyone, I am so gald I found this forum, knowing that there are so many lovebird owners out there! My pet bird, a parakeet thats probably around 5-7 months old has this weird thing thats been happening for the past week or so. She continued to lose weight the whole time she was being treated. There are several possibilities. See if your bird’s eyes are dull, sunken, half-closed, or have an abnormal color. Feather loss can be caused by over-preening (especially if there is another bird in the cage), rubbing against something (foot, cage bars, toys, etc), illness (PBFD, or???) I'd say for now to keep an eye on the feathers and see if it's getting worse, staying the same or getting better. Today, Steve is losing feathers near his eye. This is a disease that is transferable to humans. My bird is losing his feathers around his >> eyes and beak. Poor Feather Condition / Long Molts. I also found out the feather around the beak area are loss too. Can you please let us know if you think the feathers will regrow. However, in many cases, the bird loses its feathers without any tearing at all because the skin is so stretched that the feathers lose their hold. >> with their bird. The skin appears red and itchy. Loss of feathers and skin disorders can be signs of a local disorder (that is, one that only involves the skin or feathers), or they can be signs of general, system-wide disease. He doesnt appear >> sick and his appitite is the same. I can send you photos. It has been to a vet, they said he has liver and kidney problems. Upper respiratory problems can cause feather loss around the eyes, head, and neck that are above the sinuses. If a bird suddenly seems to have a dirty face or broken or missing feathers around the beak and eyes, check to see if it can easily reach food or water and that the dishes are full. His behavior is the same. I thought he >> was molting but these feathers have not grown back yet and >> it has been a month! Look for discharge or redness around the eyes, as well any loss of feathers around the eye … I am in love with my lovebirds they are very adorable. My lovebird is still active, playful, and normal. In the meantime, find an avian vet. About a week ago, I noticed and asked about the fact that from a single eye, feathers were gone and instead the skin below was visible. Parakeet losing feathers around eyes, swelling under eyes.? My 6 mo lovebird has feather loss around the eyes, it is been going on for 3 weeks. Chlamydophila psittaci - Primary symptoms in birds would be an upper respiratory infection with nasal and/ or ocular (eye) discharge, poor feather condition, diarrhea with the possibility of conjunctivitis and other symptoms. or other causes. I had a bird that had that, she died after about a month even with vet treatment. Skin and feather disorders are among the most common health problems seen in pet birds. Feather cysts, tumors, and injury, are also possible stress-related causes of feather loss. Examine your bird’s eyes. Samuel phoned the vet and they stated they said the omega irritation can cause feather loss. Before I take him to >> the vet I would like to know what this is. Dirty-Face Syndrome. I think one or two other people have posted with the exact same problem and I have yet to hear of a sound diagnosis or treatment option. In combination with a serious moult, it could be very noticeable. 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