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Re: Feather Plucking

Posted by Robin P. on 7/01/05
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    On 7/01/05, Melissa wrote:
    > Help! My 1 year old quaker just started plucking her
    > feathers 2 days age and now you can see the skin on its
    > chest and has moved on to plucking the feathers it can
    > reach on its back. I don't know what to do. Everything
    > was fine and then all of the sudden this started. Please
    > help!


    The only way to "cure" plucking is to find the cause(s) and
    eliminate it.
    The first thing you need to do is start with a vet check,to
    make sure it's not a health reason.Make sure to go to a good
    avian vet.
    Some reasons birds pluck:
    Infections
    Mites
    Illness,PBFD,Giardia,etc.
    Smoking (Owner,not the bird)
    Dry skin
    Nerves
    Too small of a cage/not enough out time
    Allergens,glade plug ins,mite protectors,air
    freshners,scented candles,can all aggravate your bird and
    should not be used around them

    AAV.ORG