My cockatiel is loosing feathers around his eye and discoloration in his beak unsure…

My cockatiel is loosing feathers around his eye and discoloration in his beak unsure what is going on cant really afford to take him to vet thinking he might have mites how do u get rid of them without going to the vet

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Kelly Furgason
5 years ago

Hello,There could be many things going on with your cockatiel. It could be mites….if it is you can treat them by spraying gently with a hand held water mister with apple cider vinegar (cold, do not heat the vinegar or it becomes toxic to birds)…that will kill mites. However, if that isn’t the problem, then you haven’t solved anything. The discoloration of the beak could be many things. As birds age the beak sometimes becomes paler. It could also be a nutrition deficiet. Is your cockatiel having access to calcium (cuttle bones?) …Or the bird could be rubbing the beak… Read more »