Hi everyone, I wanted to start a new thread about feather plucking. I know its a very debatable subject. There is so much that goes into why a bird will feather pluck. I also have done a substantial amount of research to try to help my ekkie Nico. Just because at times he pulls out blood feathers :-(. I will say when I first brought him home, and I woke up to find blood on the bottom of Nico's cage I cried, and was scared. I was not prepared for that. In my research I found so much misinformation, and contridictions. Alot of my research that I found online suggests that diet is the main reason for feather plucking. Other research suggested that ekkies just dont do well in captivity. There is information about ekkies needing a veggie diet, and other research suggests they can eat a regular parrot diet (mostly pellets). I'm a very confused ekkie owner. I take things day by day. Does anyone have experience with a ekkie who feather plucks? Was there anything in particular that helped?