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Discussion in 'Quaker Causeway' started by mira3321, 11/25/17.

  1. mira3321

    mira3321 Checking out the neighborhood

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    Hey, so i have this quaker who has started plucking. I changed her pellets to a different kind (we are now changing them back though as she doesnt really like them) and then some weeks later i gave my budgies to a family i know very well and was looking to buy budgies. Very soon after that my quaker Kiwi started acting strange and has now started plucking.. She was never really fond of the budgies and always tried to bite them through their cage is they got too close to her (though se really liked napping on top of the budgie cage).
    My question is, could the strange behavior be because of the new food or the not being there? Like i said earlier, im already changing her pellets back to the original ones but do i also need to get her a buddy pal friend?
    I know this is propably very messy and doesnt make much sense but im worried sick about her and can barely stop crying. I already contacted the vet, but im hoping to get some quick answers or advice...
     
  2. Mizzely

    Mizzely Cruising the avenue Celebirdy of the Month Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran Vendor BINGO CHAMPION

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    In my experience, Quakers are very social birds (like most parrots), and do best with another bird in the house, even if they are not pals.
     
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    saroj12 Ripping up the road Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran Santa Coco ROCKS the SOCKS I'm a SECRET SANTA - Are you? I Can't Stop Posting!

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    I agree with Shawna. He needs an ambient flock. A bird who is around but may not necessarily interact with him. Of course if you got another Quaker that would be best, even if they are not friends. Before you do that take him by the vet for a health check in case there is a medical reason for his plucking.
     
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