Is Rosewater Effective Against Feather Plucking Birds?

Is Rosewater Effective Against Feather Plucking Birds?

Last Updated on by Mitch Rezman

Angela H. writes

I read that rosewater used for cooking is good to moisturize and calm feather picking birds.

I started putting a few drops in his water twice a day and he seems calmer.

I have tried everything, including diet, toys, lights, and vet exams. Until rosewater, nothing helped. Is there a contraindication?

By the way, I add a few drops to my evening water and in my eyes.

I sleep better and my eyes are less dry.

I hope you can set my mind at ease on the safety of rosewater for birds, (Amazon redhead).



Sounds great Angela


I would take it to the next level.


Try a spray bottle filled with warm water and add one teaspoon of rosewater and one teaspoon of glycerine.

Shake well and mist the bird in a timely manner.


I’ve heard positive things about this treatment for feather self-mutilation.


A teaspoon each of 100% natural rose water and glycerine added to a spray bottle of warm water and shaken well can in some cases, work wonders in preventing a parrot from plucking its feathers.

Humans have asked where to purchase rosewater.

It’s pretty ubiquitous, you’ll find it at stores like Walmart, Target and Ulta.

Glycerine can be bought at stores like Walgreens and CVS


If you’re creative try DIY rosewater using the video at the bottom of this page.





Your zygodactyl footnote – DIY rosewater at home.

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