1. A

    African grey feather problem :(

    My African grey has been over preening and I find a lot of down like feathers on the floor (not big ones). Her feathers look droopy and she’s constantly itching herself and looks uncomfortable when itching. I think she may have mites as the vet said that she’s completely healthy. I doubt it’s a...
  2. C

    3 neglected parrots

    Hi I regularly visit Birmingham Botanical gardens (UK), they have a few parrots. I’m really concerned about 3; 2 macaws and 1 cockatoo, 1 macaw has plucked its tail out and the cockatoo is on his own, he used to have a female companion who has passed away (a few months ago I think). His chest...
  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. X

    Plucking and Frustrated

    Hello, Marco is my Quaker Parrot. He/She is around 1.5-2 years old and we’ve had him for about a year. Marco has been kept in a huge cage with two other lovebirds, and they’ve gotten along pretty well! About two weeks ago, one lovebird spontaneously died (appeared paralyzed one morning then died...
  5. M

    Is my CAG moulting or plucking?

    Hello, Zelda, my CAG, just turned 1 year old in April. so I think she is currently going through her first moult. Sometimes though I am alarmed at the number of feathers at the bottom of the cage. Sometimes there are more, sometimes less. Sometimes she likes to have a play and chew on a...
  6. A

    Melting or plucking

    Hi I’ve had my conure for a few months now, and he has recently started what I thought to be molting. He has a few pin feathers on his head and around his tail feathers, but his chest is incredibly patchy and I feel as though he is plucking it. I would love Dome advice on this
  7. S

    Freestanding perch caused feather plucking

    Hi folks. I came here a few months back for help and want to give an update in case it helps someone else. My Congo female started plucking her chest and stomach bald, sometimes causing bleeding wounds. I tried everything including Haldol, but she continued to get worse. Finally I figured out it...
  8. Mammad

    My Umbrella plucking

    My Umbrella is plucking hi everyone, sorry for my bad english :D its my 3rd language my 3 years old umbrella (Casper) is cutting his feathers to small pieces for more than 3 months now, took him to the vet tested for mite, worms, salmonella and skin diseases all came negative and his blood test...
  9. S

    Plucking cockatiel?

    hello. I hope I`m posting this in the right place. do you think my bird is plucking, or maybe injured? His wing has a bald spot. I`ll attach an image :yellow1::confused:
  10. S

    Is my bird plucking?

    I noticed that my bird has a bald spot, do you think he’s plucking or injured? he doesn’t seem to be in any pain. :yellow1::confused:
  11. B

    is he overpreening or plucking (vet appt already made) what should I ask vet (PIC)?

    His appointment is on Tuesday, please send good thoughts :15:. My GCC Leo is about 2 years old (hatch day around mid Feb 2018). I don't know his sex for sure but just refer to him as a boy. His diet is mostly pellets/seeds with limited fruit (oranges, apples, raspberries, blueberries). I am...
  12. F

    I need help

    I own a year old red collared lorikeet and have a few problems. He has been more than well for the majority of the time i have owned him, he played and was great with me in specific. But starting a few weeks ago he has been really distant, not leaving the cage, nor engaging with me or any of my...
  13. L

    Do my parrots gets sad or stressed because I am? (Plucking)

    I've been having a really hard time lately, and the other day was the worst. I broke down crying and all, and I usually keep it in. Both of my parrotlets were around when I did. My parrotlet I've had for a while now doesn't seem phased and is fine, but my baby parrotlet I've had for a few months...
  14. O

    Plucking or Molting?

    Recently I’ve noticed some feathers missing on my quakers left leg. The rest of his body appears to be fine but as the days have been passing more and more feathers have dissapeares off of his leg. I fear that he may be plucking, altough he hasn’t been acting out of the norm, so I’m also...
  15. reeisconfused

    Molting vs Plucking Feathers

    Hello everyone! I was cleaning today when I found this feather in the balcony. Max spends quite some time sitting out in the sun everyday. Our balcony is meshed. My question is, how do you differentiate between molting and plucking? Do the feathers look different when molting vs when plucked...
  16. T

    Tail Feather breakage, advice please!

    Hi, concerned Birdy mom here! I have a Hahn's Macaw that's almost a year old (Coda) and after my recent trip to the vet, I decided to trim her nails because they were becoming quite painful. Her favorite past time is to cling onto my fingers with her foot and force me to give belly and beak...
  17. M

    Senegal SCREAMING (Need Tips and Help)

    Hi guys! My boyfriend and I purchased a rescue Senegal around 7 months ago, and we have been having a lot of behavioral issues that just keep getting worse. We are told that she is 20 years old, and lived all of her life with the same owner until he passed away. The daughter took her and that...
  18. W

    Conure Plucked? Wing

    After a bath today I discovered that one of my Conure's wings has a bare patch hidden under a primary feathers. The patch is on the top of the right wing, where the first 2 primary feathers are. She has been preening small down feathers but mostly on her chest. Is this a natural part of her...
  19. K

    Two conures and one is plucking the other please help :(

    I have two conures a brown throat named Charlie and a pine apple green cheek named kiwi. We've had Charlie first since April of 2015 the lady at the local pet store said some lady brought charlie in because she didn't want the bird anymore and that Charlie was three or four years old he's about...
  20. T

    Plucking/molting/what???? Very concerned...

    I moved back to AZ from KY at the end of last year. Over the past several months (since at least June), I noticed that my conure Nibbler has had mainly down feathers showing on her chest (she started losing those feathers shortly after the move but figured it to be partially stress related from...