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Re: feather plucking female CAG

Posted by kinger on 2/01/09
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    On 1/31/09, GreyLady wrote:
    > On 1/31/09, kinger wrote:
    >> 7yr old grey who plucks as a chastisement to me just
    >> wondered if theres any thing knew on the market for this
    >> problem,been doing off and on for maybe 3yrs,does it as a
    >> punishment to me for whatever.
    >
    > The bird is not doing it for that reason. They don't think
    > that way. There is a reason for it but getting to the
    bottom
    > of it is the hard part. If the bird has not had a check up
    > in the last six months to one year, that's where you need to
    > start. Any possible health reason must be ruled out first.
    > Then you have to assess diet, bathing habits, humidity in
    the
    > home, amount of, and variety of toys available, amount of
    > time spent out of the cage, amount of attention you give and
    > other concerns. And most important, how you deal with the
    > bird and how you react to the plucking (which should be not
    > at all other than to offer a distraction). Without
    realizing
    > it, the owner can be the cause by reacting in inappropriate
    > ways to the bird's other behaviors.





    with all do respect to your knowledge on birds this
    is my bird,she can and does behave that way because she is an
    Evil little Brat like a 2 yr old in the terrible twos,she
    barks, rolls over, growls, and I never taught her one of those
    tricks picked it up watching my Grandaughters and they dont go
    near the bird