On 10/14/08, Donna wrote:
> Help please. I have a mulican cockatoo named Mango. She
> has been with me for 5 years. She is a very friendly.
> had one owner before us. She is about 8 years old. She
> started plucking her chest feathers about a week ago. I
> immediately took her to the vet and of course the have
> the blood work which cameback with no issues. So... we
> are assuming she is doing a mental pluck. Nothing has
> changed in her environment. The vet gave us antiobotics
> and a few other medicines which she has been taking for a
> week. She continues to pluck to the bleeding point. I
> have tried a sock around her neckso she can notget to her
> chest, however, if youknow birds theycan reach anywhere.
> Can anyone help with a way to keep her away from her chest
> so it can heal?
Go to the above link, send an E-mail or call
Lori Drew is known for her ability to "rehab" Toos
She has a big heart & will give you some ideas
-She is the best hope I know of for this heart breaking issue
I would guess your Too is going through a hormone surge at 8
years old. All grown up & frustrated
also go to http://www.mytoos.com/ thay can help also
-there are just too many things to cover in an e-mail note-