Why is my Gouldian bald?

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Why is my Gouldian bald?

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Balding Gouldian Balding is caused by an iodine deficiency. Iodine deficiency is a common problem in caged birds but especially common in the Goudian and other Australian finches. Insufficient iodine results in balding around the head and neck. Why these finches have a much higher requirement for iodine is not known. The Australian conditions may have an abundance of iodine in the food chain. Additional iodine can be provided by adding grated cuttlebone on their greens, sprouted seed or egg food. Oyster shell is another great source of iodine. Liquid-Kelp is an excellent provider of iodine. Refer to the Remedies section of the site for administration and additional information.

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Balding is caused by an iodine deficiency. Iodine deficiency is a common problem in caged birds but especially common in the Goudian and other Australian finches. Insufficient iodine results in balding around the head and neck. Why these finches have a much higher requirement for iodine is not known. The Australian conditions may have an abundance of iodine in the food chain. Additional iodine can be provided by adding grated cuttlebone on their greens, sprouted seed or egg food. Oyster shell is another great source of iodine. Liquid-Kelp is an excellent provider of iodine. Refer to the Remedies section of the site for administration and additional information.

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