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Re: COCKATOO PLUCKING

Posted by joni on 4/06/09
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    On 11/03/08, DONNA wrote:
    > help! I AM WRITING TO GET SOME HELP. I HAVE A COCKATOO
    > THAT CONTINUES TO PLUCK UNTIL BLEEDING. I HAVE HAD HER TO
    > THE VET AND HAVE HAD ALL TESTING DONE AND EVERYTHING HAS
    > COME BACK NEGATIVE. SO WE ASSUME THAT SHE IS HAVING MENTAL
    > ISSUES. THERE HAS BEEN NO CHANGE IN HER DIET,
    ENVIRONMENT,
    > OR CARE. THE VET GAVE US ANTIBOTICS AND TWO OTHER
    > MEDICATIONS WHICH SHE HAS BEEN TAKING FOR WEEKS. I HAVE
    > THE AREA COVERED BUT SHE CONTINUES TO GET TO IT. WITH THE
    > ECONOMY THE WAY IT IS I JUST CANNOT AFFORD ANOTHER TRIP TO
    > THE VET. I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE COULD ADVISE IF A
    > ANTIBOTIC CREAM OR NEOSPOREN WOULD HURT HER IFI APPLIED IT
    > TO THE ONE WOUND THAT DOES NOT LOOK VERY GOOD. I AM
    AFRAID
    > I AM GOING TO LOOSE HER AND AM AT WITS END ON WHAT TO DO.
    > ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED
    what kind of diet do you have her on?is seed, you may want
    to change her over to a pelleted diet.my bird had issues
    with plucking and i switched her over slowly and it has
    helped.