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Skin diseases

These are usually caused by feeding meat or too rich or oily food.
A white in­crustation appears on the skin resembling dan­druff and inflammation sometimes sets ill.

It is sufficient usually to change the food, giving a plain diet and some vegetables and fresh fruit, withholding all oily substances.

Apply to the skin a mixture consisting of equal parts glycerine and water or rub on a little calendula, salve or vaseline. See that the bird is supplied with moist food and water (unless it is a very young bird) and also some salty food. A little sulphur in the food will help to purify the blood.