On 2/23/11, David wrote:
> On 2/14/11, Mickie wrote:
>> My grey Kendi, had been plucking badly, but only around
>> neck. I have been mixing Red Palm Oil with his fresh
>> foods, sometime ago I realized his neck was totally
>> covered with new feathers and his tail had a lot of new
>> feathers sprouting, he also stopped plucking suddenly. I
>> was beside myself with joy and atributed the change in
>> behavior to the Palm oi. My question is how much palm oil
>> is too much. I don't want to over do it. Thanks.
> Well, you're putting it on the right food. melted down to an
> oily texture is even better cause it really covers all food.
> If your bird eats it straight, great. The oil provides VIT A
> and VIT E. Both are important for the bird's health, skin
> and feathers. It's possible that your bird had a bad molt or
> he's what is called an *acute plucker* which means that
> he'll eventually stop. A *chronic plucker* is a bird that
> will never stop no matter what you feed.
> Give the oil on a regular basis. Don't stop even if his
> feathers become great. From now on, make it a permanent part
> of his diet.
Kendi is almost 6 years old, he's started plucking at about 4
mostly around his neck. Sometimes he plucked away until there
were no feathers. More recently he started with the tail
feathers, one day he pull 14 feathers in one sitting.
Thank you so much for the valuable information. Kendi loves
the oil, I mix it with pasta, scrambled eggs and mixed fresh
veggies. I also melt it and put it on rice cakes, popcorn,
toast and chopped fruit. He's eating more since I started
putting the Red Palm Oil in his fresh food.
I also have a chronic plucker, A Quaker parrot,she's really
bald in her body and legs. She's being fed the same food and
is still plucking. I was hoping for the same results but maybe
not. Thanks again.