How Can I Stop My Parrot From Plucking Its Feathers?
diseased blue small parrot, scratching from the itch and plucking its feathers, probably bird lice or mites

How Can I Stop My Parrot From Plucking Its Feathers?

From a Facebook fan last night

I’ve got a Catalina macaw that has a problem of plucking, I took her to the vet, she has a clean bill of health, now if anyone can help with the feather plucking problem, I would appreciate it, Thanks 

From a customer on the West Coast during a phone call this week

“My 14-year-old lovebird began to pluck for no reason at all.

We have him on the best foods we can provide like Harrison’s pellets but we had to put a collar on her to stop the feather loss.

Nothing has changed in her life and she is fully flighted”

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My Green-cheek Conure Seems To Be Molting All The Time

Yes I have another question for you, my green-cheek conure seems to be molting all the time and he’s lost the two big red feathers in the tail and I can feel the feathers under his skin in between his back and wing feathers is this normal or is he short on calcium he will not touch a cuttlebone or any calcium bone to rub down his nails or beak so I have two perches, that are rough, he is a year and a half old, already really molted. 

 

Thank you very much! Jane

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Why 2 Veterinarians Can’t Stop This Goffin Cockatoo From Plucking
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Why 2 Veterinarians Can’t Stop This Goffin Cockatoo From Plucking

Hello, knowing of your holistic approach to things here is a synopsis of our bird and situation. We have an 11 1/2 yr old Goffins Cockatoo, Taedo ( we have had him since 2008 when he was 3 mths). We did have him sexed and know he is a male.

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Help With An African Grey And A Triton Cockatoo.
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Help With An African Grey And A Triton Cockatoo.

I Have An African Grey And A Triton Cockatoo.

I hand fed both and have had the Grey since 1985 and the Cockatoo since 1987.

They are housed separately in AE birdcages and I have perches around the house for them to move to as I work around.

Both are female.

My Gray has begun acting strange.

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Solving This Greys Feather Plucking With A New Nano Environment
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Solving This Greys Feather Plucking With A New Nano Environment

Spoiler alert: This post and discussion illustrate how I reached my diagnosis:

Jan is plucking his feathers because his feet hurt.
He’s using his food dish to sleep.
This helps avoid pressure to the bottom of his feet  which he feels when they grip the smooth dowel rod perch.
That’s why he plucks in the sleeping cage – he wants the pain to ease.

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How Do I Treat Macaw Mites?
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How Do I Treat Macaw Mites?

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Are Mites Making Making My Macaw Miserable?

 

Hi Mitch,

Always look forward to your Sunday articles, thanks!

 

Madeleine is a (Blue & Gold Macaw) rescue from a home where she was malnourished, neglected, and abused.

 

I was able to negotiate relinquishment but it’s been a year of learning for me, we bonded and I decided to adopt her instead of fostering.

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Windy City Parrot Defines Medium Large and Large Size Species of Pet Birds
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Windy City Parrot Defines Medium Large and Large Size Species of Pet Birds

Parrots we classify as Medium Large Species

Amazons

Blue-fronted Amazon – Cuban Amazon – Double Yellow-headed – Amazon  – Green-cheeked Amazon – Lilac-crowned Amazon – Mealy Amazon – Orange-winged Amazon – Red-lored Amazon – Spectacled Amazon – Tres Marias Amazon – Tucuman Amazon = Yellow-billed Amazon – Yellow-naped Amazon – Yellow-shouldered Amazon – Vinaceous Amazon  (more…)

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Windy City Parrot Defines Small And Smallest Species of Pet Birds
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Windy City Parrot Defines Small And Smallest Species of Pet Birds

Finches

Zebra Finches – Gray Chestnut Finches – Flanked White Finches – Fawns Lightback Finches – Black Cheek Finches – Black Breasted Finches – Florida Fancy Finches – Orange Breasted Finches – Penguin Finches – Pied Finches – Eumo Finches – Agate Finches – Recessive Silver Finches – Black Face Finches – Fawn/Gray Cheek Finches – Dominant Silver Finches – Crested Finches – White Finches – Yellow Beak Finches – Timor Finches – Society Finches – Society Finch (Bengalese) – White Rumped Mannikin Finches – Gray Crown Mannikin Finches – Java Finches – 

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