Does anyone know of Mites biting the skin and creating a bald spot? My bird has two small bald spots on the top of her head o each side that bleeds sometimes. She's not scratching her head on anything otherwise her whole head would be bald and she can't be scratching herself with her talons in those same spots? And there are no sharp edges in the mew to scratch on or get scratched. I've never had a bird with this situation before. The rest of her head is fine. Her plumage is in excellent condition and she's in great health chasing and catching game. It's just these two little spots that I'm trying to figure out. Does anyone have any idea. Would appreciate it.
Could be trauma from crashing through brush. My RT's cere is bruised and last year he had open sores on both wrists plus on open sore on top of his head, similar to those on your bird. When I see how RT's dive through brush, I'm amazed that they don't cripple themselves.
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Post by Master Yarak on Jan 15, 2007 21:39:26 GMT -5
How long have they been there? They do not appear scabbed over so are they recent? They are not symmetrical in the photo. It might be impact damage it is unlikely to be a parasite. Give us some more info Yarak
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Post by HawkingRage on Jan 15, 2007 22:12:21 GMT -5
id say impact or bacterial. Might be worth it to see your vet and have it scraped to look for bacterial issues, if it is you might see it spread. I hope that it is trauma as it would mean you have a mean bird.. good luck.
They appeared a few weeks after I started hunting. It's been like that for at least a month now. I took her out hunting this past weekend and the scabs were dry ( no blood ) not even after hunting, but today there was a little bleeding. She does do alot of crashing into brushes and I mean CRASH!! It's amazing how hard she crashes, I just can't help it even when I'm hunting in open areas and when them rabbit run into the brushes, she just flies hard right into it like a goshawk or sometimes she'll fly straight up 30 to 50 feet, hover and dive bomb stright down right into the brushes. Thank God she hasn't broken any bones or feathers or worse. If it's the crashing them why isn't her whole head banged up, but just a certain area? It's weird how only the same place gets banged up. Hopefully it doesn't get worse? She should be able to regrow new feathers and have it healed up during the molt, right? If it's not the crashing into brushes, what else could it be? There's nothing else I can think of that can do that? She's a great hunter and my best bird yet. If she sees a rabbit taking off 100 or 200 feet away she'll fly that distance to chase it and if it runs into brush, she'll go right with the rabbit into it and your talking 40 to 50 miles an hour. If anyone has have this problem, what did you guys do about it?