feather picking

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    What can i do to help my plucking lovebird?

    Hi, I have an 8 year old peach-faced lovebird who has a feather-plucking habit that started suddenly when he was 1. We took him to the vet and she said that it's not anything medical but rather he was hormonal and without a mate, he was sexually frustrated and therefore resorted to plucking. She...
  2. M

    Sprays for Feathers?

    Hello Everyone! I just wanted to know if anyone has had any experience with parrot sprays for bathing and prevention of feather plucking? My african grey has a hard time dealing with molts and tends to chew at his feathers, I read somewhere that there are sprays that can help with that but I do...
  3. P

    Feather plucking and diarrhea

    Hi everyone! I am a feather mom of three. I have a green cheek and cinnamon conure and a budgie. My green cheek has always had light feather plucking issues that never fully go away. He gets better then goes right back to plucking. I’m spending quarantine with my parents and they live in WA...
  4. S

    I have a question...

    Hi folks. I'm wondering if anybody knows of an African Grey who was a chronic feather picker until given a companion of the opposite sex. I've had my 33-year old female CAG "Junior" since she was hatched, and she's been either picking or shredding her feathers for almost 30 years. According to...
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    Feather Plucking!!!

    My 10 month old Green Cheek Conure has started to pluck his feathers. It literally happened out of nowhere, a few days ago he was fine then one morning he woke up and he had pulled out all his chest feathers - and now he's started on his back. Im not exactly sure what to do - I let him out...
  6. ForTheLoveOfBirds

    Help needed. Aggressive yellow napped amazon

    Hello fellow bird lovers, I am extremely new to this hobby, only having gotten a parrot 2 weeks ago and I need some help. I have a 35 year old yellow napped amazon parrot. She was my great grandmothers whom could no longer take care of her. Unfortunately, this bird was abused by other members...
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    What causes feather picking?

    So far Gilli has been doing well! But yesterday I noticed a little spot on his wing where there's no feathers, and it wasn't like that before. Not sure what can cause a bird to pick its feathers. My uncle stayed in the room with the bird this weekend while he was in town, so maybe Gilli got...
  8. K

    Congo Grey started featherpicking above his tail.

    Congo Grey started featherpicking above his tail. [closed/update] His name is Jacob and I've had him since September 2012. A while back, he was over-preening his tummy but it resolved when I introduced a humidifier and gave him stricter covered 12-hour day/night cycles. Aside from that...
  9. B

    Conure tail feather picking?

    I have my little boy rocky sun conure I think that he may be breaking his tail feathers 50% of them are broken half way down And the other day I seen him preening one and when I looked at the base it red and looked like it had been bleeding Do you think it's him doing this or somthing else He...
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    New to the Forum and a few question about my birds

    hello everyone i am new to this site. I own two umbrella cockatoo's, Eggbert and Boo. I have had them for about a year now and recently had to separate them as they where living together in the same cage and Boo decided to pluck Eggbert"s feathers. My first question: is there any way that i...
  11. Oedipussrex

    Feather picking help / foraging ideas?

    Hi everyone! I have a male new guinea eclectus Parrot who is just on 2 years of age He had over-preening issues starting from when he went through his first moult, during which he pulled out all the new flight feathers on his previously clipped wing. (i wanted him to grow out and be free...
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