I am sure you know what I am talking about by the title.
I have a Black Copper Maran about 8 months old. She seems and acts perfectly healthy, which I believe she is, but she has a matted mess of feathers around her vent. It is definitely not on her vent, but on the feathers under and out from it.
I have noticed this the past week. It has gotten better but today it is a really ball of matted poop/feathers.
I took a warm cloth and basically tried messaging the mat and pull some of it out/off.
It did pull off any fresh poop but there is still a huge bunch there.
What do I try next? I am sure someone knows (hopefully) a simple cure.
Do you cut away the feathered mass? I don't want her downy feathers gone.
Again, she seems very healthy and doesn't seemed bothered by this, but I know it can become bad. She eats well, lays each day and is a happy chick.
Thanks in advance.
Edited by ccat1 - 12/9/15 at 2:37pm