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Re: Painful feathers?

Posted by petparrots on 1/27/09
(2) Comments

    On 1/26/09, Vamberlee wrote:
    > My Hanns Macaw has recently started "crying out" when
    > cleaning his feathers. I first thought his beak was too
    > long and sharp so I had it trimmed and filed but he still
    > cries out.......I feel bad for him and wonder if he could
    > have lice or maybe some kind of skin irritation but I
    > don't see anything out of the ordinary...Does anyone have
    > any thoughts?

    How often do you throughly shower your Hahns Macaw? Maybe he
    needs a good shower! We shower our birds 2x a week and
    everyone gets misted daily by 10 am so they can dry before
    night.We also run a humidifier year round helps with dry air
    and skin.