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Re: mulican cockatoo plucking feathers

Posted by karen on 10/14/08
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    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.
    She
    > 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
    done
    > 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?

    http://www.centerforavianrehab.org/
    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-
    Good luck