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Posted by JKCASWELL on 1/11/08

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    I need some thoughts about my Scarlet. Within the past
    week, Lucy has started losing her feathers on her legs
    only. I have not once seen her plucking, though I am at
    work during the day. One thing that I have noticed though,
    is she stands on the bottom of her cage and tries to reach
    the bedding below. The bottom grate, is 8 inches above the
    tray, and she stretches further with her leg, and rubs it
    back and forth trying desperately to grab the bedding.
    Could this possibly be the cause of her missing leg
    feathers? I should add that she goes from one leg to the
    other, and feathers are missing from both. She otherwise
    appears to be happy and content and quite normal for her.
    I have an appointment set up with the vet, I was just
    hoping that you could give me some input on this before my
    vet appointment, which is on Monday. I am very concerned,
    as this is something that is very unusual for her. She has
    always had spectacular feathering, and is a very careful
    groomer. I also have gotten another Macaw about a month
    ago, and while they are separated from each other, they are
    very aware that the other exists, and they talk to each
    other all day long. I have been very careful about
    sanitizing between the two, even though Blu's health check
    was good. Lucy's personality hasn't changed at all since
    Blu moved in. She is always the same ornery girl, who gets
    all of my attention, as usual. Blu has become my teenage
    daughter's best friend, so she spends all the time with
    Blu. Please Please, any response would be so appreciated!

    Jenn

Posts on this thread, including this one
  • Plucking or ???, 1/11/08, by JKCASWELL.
  • Re: Plucking or ???, 1/11/08, by JKCASWELL.
  • Re: Plucking or ???, 1/12/08, by Meeko's Mom.
  • Re: Plucking or ???, 1/12/08, by karen.
  • Re: Plucking or ???, 1/12/08, by JKCASWELL.
  • Re: Plucking or ???, 1/12/08, by Meeko's Mom.
  • Re: Plucking or ???, 1/12/08, by JKCASWELL.
  • Re: Plucking or ???, 1/14/08, by Verdell.
  • Re: Plucking or ???, 2/03/08, by greenwing.