my lady gauldian finches hair is falling out.

My lady gouldian finches hair is falling out, and you can see their skin. Can you tell me what causes this, and how do I treat it. Thanks.

I cannot say for certain what is causing the problem your birds are having. It is not an uncommon occurance with Gouldians. Most often I have found this to be caused by a diet which is somehow insufficient in what they need to produce new feathers. Since feathers are mostly made of protein, my first attempt to set things right would be to make certain that the birds have finely chopped hard boiled eggs available to eat everyday. I also think that adding mineralized crushed oyster shell to their diet is likely to help. Best of luck, Jeanie

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