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Re: Plucking chest feathers

Posted by John O on 11/30/08
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    On 11/30/08, GreyLady wrote:
    > 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
    > vet?
    > 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?
    >