Re: My baby plucked her feathers in one day! Help me!
Posted by dana on 3/02/10
On 2/22/10, Pete wrote:
> On 2/19/10, Rose wrote:
>> I have an 11 year old Congo African Grey who has great
>> feather and I have a baby, just under a year who had great
>> feather until today. About two months ago I brought home a
>> female grey who is plucked from neck tail. My little baby
>> has never plucked. They all three get equal amount of
>> attention. Today I came home and she has plucked out ALL
>> her tail feathers and has chewed quite a bit of her wing
>> back feathers. I have had her since last May and nothing
>> has changed except for the new baldie. What is happening?
>> Why is she chewing/plucking? Is she possibly learning bad
>> habits from the plucker? Please help! I saw her and cried
>> for an hour. I feel so terrible. I have read all over the
>> place online that birds will pluck if they are unhappy. I
>> just don't understand how she can be unhappy. My 11 year
>> old male is just fine. My baby! Please help!
> Did you check the new CAG out with an Avian Vet before
> you put the Birds together? The experts usually advise a
> quarantine period of a month or more to be sure that any new
> member of your flock does not have some disease that could
> be spread to the other members. You should take all three
> Birds to an Avian et before things get worse.
check the baby for fungus wash it in quater cup dawn and cap of
bleach to insure there is no fungus r irritant and is the other
bird making it nervous