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Re: Plucking Goffin...Help!

Posted by Alison on 12/06/06
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    On 12/06/06, Worried wrote:
    She has not been to the vet since she
    > started plucking, but has been to an avian vet within the
    > last 6 months. I don't think she is sick...besides the
    > plucking all of her other behavior is normal.
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    I would still bring her in for some bloodwork, even if she
    was healthy at her last visit, prior to the plucking. Once
    you are sure you can rule out a medical reason, you can focus
    safely on the behavioral aspect. If you do go to the vet,
    ask him/her what his/her opinion is on using Quell. I have
    had great success with this product. I believe it is because
    it not only contains a bitter apple type ingredient to
    discourage plucking, it also contains an anesthetic to calm
    the irritation caused by plucking. The irritation itself can
    bring on more plucking in an effort to try and alleviate the
    irritation, and so on and so on. That's why I like Quell as
    opposed to any of the other products on the market. Good
    luck. -Alison-