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Much like humans, birds suffer from skin infections. In birds, they can be due to injury or infection and usually results in redness and swelling. And if the bird continuously pecks at the infection, it may be ulcerate.
In general, symptoms affecting the skin include:
If your bird is pecking an skin area more than usual, check for infection and take the bird to the veterinarian for proper diagnosis and medication.
There are various types of skin infections in birds, including:
A type of fungus that produces buds
A type of round-shaped bacteria that creates twisted chains
A type of bacteria, round in shape
The act of urinating on objects or areas as a method of marking territory