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Donna B writes on 9/9/2018
I have a 6-1/2 year old Jubilee Macaw (named Bijou) who seems to be having a very difficult molt.
I am concerned his constant picking might turn in to plucking.
Bijou has begun constantly picking on himself and pulls out not only larger feathers but also small to mid size feathers and gray fluff.
As of now, however, I don’t see any skin abrasions or blood.
First things first.
You can use Nolvasan solution as an antibacterial flush and Betadine (available in pharmacies and most animal feed stores) to disinfect the wound on the human.
Betadine can also be used on any animal including all parrots, birds and mammals.
There’s nothing wrong with using peroxide.
Grabbing a bar of soap out of the shower or the bathroom sink to clean the wound will only add bacteria residing on that bar of soap and probably should not be used.
I don’t know that there’s enough storage space on the Quora servers to answer this.
I read that parrots are loud, noisy, and messy – a lot.
Then again so are children.
Let’s start with a top-level explanation.
Pet people in the disciple category will always react negatively towards the word own preferring instead to call it pet bird companionship.
In reality, birds are the most owned pets we can have.
We have to lock them up in a bird jail.
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Your African grey may have upwards of 8000 feathers. Feathers keep a bird warm, and dry and enable flight.
For a molt to occur, the old feather must be removed. Before molting begins blood vessels that support the feathers dry up so the attached feather becomes loosened by the surrounding tissue.
Have you written about “bird sleep”? I watched a eagle chick go from hatchling to fledgling and during the process, both the chick and parents seemed to sleep only periodically, preening much of the night.
I recently put an night-vision camera on my 35 year old amazon’s (1/2 blue-front, 1/2 panama) cage, and was surprised to see that she seems to preen much of the night as well.
Is this common with all birds?
Not all “ parrots” scream.
South American birds including conures and macaw parrots as well as some Australian parrots like Moluccan cockatoos can be quite noisy. Conversely, African parrots from the poicephalus family are fairly quiet like Senegals, Myers, and Red Bellies.
Big birds like Moluccan cockatoos can scream quite loudly literally at levels that exceed the noise 747 Jumbo jet landing ( approximately 157 decibels).