There can be a number of causes of self mutilation from heavy metal poisoning
to nutritional deficiencies. As usual the most common nutritional problem
is calcium deficiency which is easily treated/prevented by appropriate
supplementation with Calcivet.
The next most common problem is vitamin A deficiency. This vitamin is
associated with healthy cell walls and membranes so deficiencies lead
to skin irritation and hence mutilation of the painful area.
While proper supplementation with Daily Essentials3 will prevent the problem
it may take a while to treat birds this way. The reason for this is the
cells lining the gut are affected by vitamin A deficiency and their ability
to absorb the vitamin is impaired. So chronic vitamin A deficiencies are
best treated by injection which requires veterinary intervention. This
should be supported with regular supplementation with Daily Essentials3
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