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Old 05-15-2013, 12:16 AM
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need advice please

i need some advice i have a budgie less than a year old i bought him a new cage about a week ago and he seems to enjoy the bigger space and all his new toys but yesterday he started plucking at his feathers and he is starting to bleed what can i do? He is not yet hand tamed and normally very vocal and cheerful.Does anyone have any advice on how to help me cause the pet store is clueless.
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:37 AM
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Re: need advice please

You need to sit down & think what is different since you brought in the new cage, food, candles burning, different cologne, perfume, deodorant, hair spray, washing detergent, fabric softener, room deodorizers, smoking, tobacco and/or recreational, pesticides.....

Do you use any soaps on him? How dry is it in your home...if it is too dry, that can cause skin irritation, plucking & skin mutilation.....

In the mean time, a vet visit or at least a through discussion with a vet should be made asap...and...if it's a good vet, they're going to ask you the above questions also...the plucking could also be a disease and/or parasites.....

How long have you had this bird...and none of this happened before the past week or so? You did completely wash & dry the cage before letting the bird in it? The cage timing is probably just coincidental, but everything needs to be considered until a cause is determined.....

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Re: need advice please

Was the cage new or second hand?
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Re: need advice please

Do you have current photos of your budgie and its cage?
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