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Re: Feather picking Help!!!

Posted by bridget on 2/22/08
(2) Comments

    I would keep the seperated if you see feathers growning back
    most likely it was the other one picking on Dori and causing
    him to lose his feathers. He can be just as happy with a
    mirror. If you are gone for weeks at a time you should
    think about rehoming BOTH of them. they need interaction
    with humans or other birds.

    On 1/10/08, Celeste wrote:
    > Hi Tara,
    > I currently have two peachfaced lovebirds and have been
    > having some issues. We got the first peachfaced lovebird
    > (Dori) about 4 years ago. We were doing alot of traveling
    > and felt bad that we were leaving him alone for weeks at a
    > time so we decided to get him a frind to him company. We
    > ended up getting another peachfaced lovebird (Paulie) and
    > the lady said she was handfed and tame but turned out she
    > was pretty wild. We got her anyway. About a year later,
    > started pulling out his feathers. I know that Paulie can be
    > pretty mean to him and we are thinking that that may be why
    > he is pulling them out. We decided to seperate them for a
    > couple weeks just to see what happened. Do you think this
    > a good or bad Idea? And do you think she could be the cause
    > of his feather picking? If you think they are ok to be
    > seperated we would rather just get rid of the wild bird and
    > help Dori get better. We noticed since they have been
    > seperated in seperate rooms that Dori has become more tame
    > and does show a small sign of feathers starting to grow
    > back. We just don't if we seperate them if Dori would get
    > depressed. What do you think? Please, we can use any advice
    > we can get! Thank you!!!!