On 11/29/08, John Oakes wrote:
> My Africian Grey continues to pluck out all the feathers
> on his chest. He has come to the stage where there is pink
> skin showing and he seems to be biting his skin. He has
> several toys, is 5 years old and talks continuously. He
> seems content and happy, eats well and is a great bird.
> Could this be because he is bored? Any suggestions on how
> to stop this activity? Thank you.
John. More information is needed for us to try to help you.
Describe his diet.
Are you sure it is a male bird?
What are his bathing habits?
When was the last time he had a check up with a good avian
Describe the surroundings of his cage.
How often, and for how long, is he out of his cage?
How long has he been doing this plucking?