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Old 02-15-2020, 01:38 AM
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Re: Plucked Noble Macaw

I have a 15 year old macaw and she started plucking when her previous owner became sick. She plucks her chest. Vet said once they start it is difficult to stop. I would love to see them grow in but probably won’t happen. her wings are tail are not plucked.
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Re: Plucked Noble Macaw

Plucking is one of the most complex and difficult of behaviors. This thread includes a comprehensive discussion: Plucking: A Search For Answers
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Re: Plucked Noble Macaw

hi sail boat i have tryed to send a e.mail to you but i can if you get time can you send me one so i can repley please

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Re: Plucked Noble Macaw

First off, time to sacrifice an old sock and make the poor fellow a sweater.

Maybe someone more informed can answer me a question. Is that really self plucking? The skin just really looks too clean. I have an Amazon that over preens and something is always left behind. I would expect to see some white down fluff even if really short. All I see is smooth skin. Can someone explain?
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Re: Plucked Noble Macaw

So what I was told is that he has plucked for years and at this point I kinda agree with the others that his feather follicles are probably too damaged to form feathers so could explain the shinyness of the bald areas.
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