Posted by gwen on 12/14/06
As far as Paco, he was plucked bald when we got him. We bought him 3 years
ago. He was 10 when we got him and the only reason the man was selling him
was because he didn't get enough attention and he started plucking. Him and
his wife got a divorce so there was never anyone home w/ Paco. We took him to
the vet but he said that he had plucked so long before we got him that most of
his folicles were damaged beyond repair. Since we've had him he has let that
little patch on his chest grow back and his wings and back are beautiful. He has
not plucked in the 3 years since we've had him. I've always been terrified of my
kids plucking so I watch REALLY close for anything abnormal when I'm cleaning
cages and giving everyone baths. :)
The quaker is much brighter in some other pics that I have but that was the only
one I had on my computer. Eventually when I get some extra time I want to
scan them and add the rest of the pics.
Thanks for your imput!!
On 12/14/06, Pauljr wrote:
> I think everybody looks good accept paco the Blue and Gold
> Macaw. I would check for parasites the next vet visit
> doesnt mean go run tomorrow. I would add Kaytee Breeder
> pellet to the diet this will cause feather growth much
> faster then again he may pluck em out as they grow in.
> The blue quaker looks like a fallow mutation but it
> could be the camera flash also.