This bird had an unfortunate encounter with a domestic cat. Thankfully, no obvious wounds were found but the bird has suffered losing many of its feathers.
Cat bites can be fatal, as the mouth of a cat is a breeding ground for bacteria, not to mention their sharp pinprick teeth that do not leave any evidence of a wound. To be safe, this bird will be placed on a short course of antibiotics to avoid infection.
To find out a bit more about the lethal bacteria that cats carry in their saliva, here are a few informative links:
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