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Re: My baby plucked her feathers in one day! Help me!

Posted by dana on 3/02/10
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    On 2/22/10, Pete wrote:
    > On 2/19/10, Rose wrote:
    >> I have an 11 year old Congo African Grey who has great
    >> feather and I have a baby, just under a year who had great
    >> feather until today. About two months ago I brought home a
    >> female grey who is plucked from neck tail. My little baby
    >> has never plucked. They all three get equal amount of
    >> attention. Today I came home and she has plucked out ALL
    > of
    >> her tail feathers and has chewed quite a bit of her wing
    > and
    >> back feathers. I have had her since last May and nothing
    >> has changed except for the new baldie. What is happening?
    >> Why is she chewing/plucking? Is she possibly learning bad
    >> habits from the plucker? Please help! I saw her and cried
    >> for an hour. I feel so terrible. I have read all over the
    >> place online that birds will pluck if they are unhappy. I
    >> just don't understand how she can be unhappy. My 11 year
    >> old male is just fine. My baby! Please help!
    > Did you check the new CAG out with an Avian Vet before
    > you put the Birds together? The experts usually advise a
    > quarantine period of a month or more to be sure that any new
    > member of your flock does not have some disease that could
    > be spread to the other members. You should take all three
    > Birds to an Avian et before things get worse.
    check the baby for fungus wash it in quater cup dawn and cap of
    bleach to insure there is no fungus r irritant and is the other
    bird making it nervous