Re: yellow nape feather plucking
Posted by Terri on 5/01/09
On 3/18/09, Susan wrote:
> I have a yellow nape that has plucked for the last 2 years.
> Is a years old and was fine until he or she was about 6,
> Now pulls out all feathers even tail feathers. There were
> no changes in his life. Any suggestions or ideas why?
My amazon plucks every year - starts in September and
continues till April One year she was pink - just skin,
most years her chest is gray down. She is just starting to
get her feathers back. Soon she will be beautiful.
Spoke to a rescue group. Told them what the vets said, I
said I felt like it was a breading thing....She agreed, she
said the amazon has a pouch and the females will pluck to
expose the pouch so they can incubate an egg. she asked if
Kiwi ever laid an egg. (NO) I said this seems like a very
long breeding season and she agreed again, she said the
amazon has a very long breeding season.
Hope this helps.