Post: Feather Picking
Posted by Wanda Lynah on 1/20/08
My little red belly parrot has started to pick his
feathers as of yesterday (Sat). In no time, he has removed
his chest feathers, and he intends to remove everyone he
can reach. I am going to take him to the vet tomorrow to
rule out physiological problems. I am concerned because I
try to stimulate him with many cage toys. Also, I spend
time with him everyday. It seems as though he likes to
feather pick as a means of entertainment. He even does it
when he is sitting on my shoulder. His breeder told me it
could be due to molting. Does anyone out there who has
experience dealing with parrots have any advice? I was
advised to ignore this bad habbit. I find it very
difficult to do so. However, I am complying. Please help!
Oh, I have been advised to spray him daily.
Posts on this thread, including this one
Feather Picking, 1/20/08, by Wanda Lynah. Re: Feather Picking, 2/04/08, by debbie. Re: Feather Picking, 2/20/08, by Todd Quinn. Re: Feather Picking, 2/20/08, by Todd Quinn. Re: Feather Picking, 2/20/08, by Todd Quinn. Re: Feather Picking, 2/29/08, by Todd's mother.