Canary Feather Loss Around The Neck

by Dany

What can I do? What caused feather loss around the neck and how to overcome them? Thanks

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Jan 26, 2021
Feather loss around neck
by: Savannah

I saw that several people have been asking about baldness at the neck/throat area, and saying that vitamins and mite treatment haven’t helped.
In my experience, when they are bald specifically in that throat area, it’s often from a fungal infection. It can be exterior like ringworm, or internal, inside the throat.
A vet can help with prescribing an antifungal med, or you can order some online. Just type in "canary antifungal medication" and you should see a lot of results. They can usually even be found on eBay and Amazon, among others.

Jun 11, 2018
Loss of feathers round the neck. NEW
by: steve

I have a 9ft x 7ft flight which has canaries. I have noticed i have 3 canaries with no feathers around the neck. My other canaries seem to be fine. Until recently a had 3 diamond firetail finches in my flight, would that of been a factor.

Dec 11, 2017
Feather Loss Around The Neck
by: Darren at

Sorry to hear about your birds issues.

Bald spots are not normal even during the annual molt. There are several things that could cause bald spots in canaries.

Some things to be aware of are...


--Another bird is plucking his feathers.


--Vitamin D Deficiency

--and several others

And YES, constant egg laying can definitely have an impact creating a Vitamin deficiency of Vitamin D and Calcium.

Also, make sure your lighting is correct. Adjusting daylight hours often fixes the egg laying problem.

These articles might help...

It can be difficult to know exactly what’s causing the bald spots but some of these issues are discussed at and an entire chapter is devoted to bald spots and how to treat for it in the new ebook, "The Canary Lovers Guide To Preventing Your Canary's Overnight Death--How To Prevent Illness and Successfully Treat Your Canary When He's Sick".

You can get more information here...

I hope that helps :>)

Dec 10, 2017
Canary losing feathers
by: Dottie

My female canary has lost all her feathers around her neck. My vet said to give her vitamin D and put the bird in sun, neither one has worked so now I will trying feeding her a hard boiled egg with crushed egg shells, also put up a full spectrum light. She constantly lays eggs, maybe that is an issue? After I do this & it works I will update my information. Other than that she is very healthy, always active & chirping & eating.

Mar 14, 2017
Feather Loss Around Neck
by: Anonymous

My female canary (around 1-2 yrs old) has lost all the feathers around her neck. What can it be? She does seem very stressed, calling for her mate in another cage. She is constantly laying eggs, one every couple days. And the nest building doesn't stop.

Aug 20, 2016
mine too
by: Anonymous

Mine has lost all the feathers on her head too and this is the second one and my vet says he can't help

Jul 14, 2016
Mine too!
by: Joan

What to do about complete feather loss around the neck of hen? I tried mite medication but it has not helped.

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