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Re: Feather Picking

Posted by Todd Quinn on 2/20/08
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    On 1/20/08, Wanda Lynah wrote:
    > My little red belly parrot has started to pick his
    > feathers as of yesterday (Sat). In no time, he has removed
    > his chest feathers, and he intends to remove everyone he
    > can reach. I am going to take him to the vet tomorrow to
    > rule out physiological problems. I am concerned because I
    > try to stimulate him with many cage toys. Also, I spend
    > time with him everyday. It seems as though he likes to
    > feather pick as a means of entertainment. He even does it
    > when he is sitting on my shoulder. His breeder told me it
    > could be due to molting. Does anyone out there who has
    > experience dealing with parrots have any advice? I was
    > advised to ignore this bad habbit. I find it very
    > difficult to do so. However, I am complying. Please help!
    > Oh, I have been advised to spray him daily.