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Post: Feather Picking

Posted by Wanda Lynah on 1/20/08

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    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.