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feather plucking

  1. Ninato

    Is it feather plucking and should I be concerned?

    Hii my pet, an baby Indian ringneck (he’s almost 4 months now) has been preening quite a lot and in the last 4-5 days he has been losing quite a lot of feathers (about 6 small feathers a day), there’s no bald spots or blood, he’s been active and acting as he always does, is this feather plucking...
  2. BlueNemo

    Feather Plucking in Indian Ringnecks (IRN)

    Good Afternoon Birdfriends! I hope you’re all well. I got my first IRN last Saturday as a gift for my 25th birthday, he or she has been home with me a week tomorrow; I have tried to ensure that he or she is as comfortable as possible, but can’t help but notice that some of his or her feathers...
  3. Feathered

    Help, is my bird plucking?!

    I know I said I would take a break but this is urgent. Sprinkles feathers usually look like first pic, and now her perfect feathers seem messy! Is she plucking?
  4. P

    HELP URGENT RAINBOW LORIKEET

    HELP ! URGENT So recently my kitchen unfortunately burnt down leaving me in an apartment whilst it’s fixed, i one a rainbow lorikeet whom lives in a reasonably small cage, i was wondering, what do i do? I’m unable to let him out as i’m stuck in this apartment and at school, this apartment is...
  5. C

    Update on BCC with Plucking Problem

    Brought him home today. He seems very healthy, his poops are great. As is his appetite and his behavior is normal. I'm going to guess his old owner had no idea how to care for a parrot or even feed one properly. I have a couple concerns, obviously the plucking, how can I alleviate that? Another...
  6. E

    Is my conure sick or molting?

    Hello i recently got a green cheek conure almost a month ago, his name is Douglas and he’s almost 4 months old, today and yesterday mostly right now i noticed he’s cleaning himself more and feathers are coming off. Some are grey and fluffy from his chest but some have color at the end. I’m...
  7. 1

    Feather plucking or molting

    Hi, so just 2 weeks ago I got 2 beautiful green cheeked conures who are both 4 months old (almost 5) over the last couple of days, I've noticed that both of them have started to loose a bit of fluff on their chest. This is my first time owning birds. They are scratching a lot, preening more than...
  8. W

    GCC Plucking or Molting?

    Hi there! I purchased my green cheeked conure about a month ago. Not sure the age, but pretty sure he's under a year old. He's definetly somewhere between 5 - 8 months. His name is Pico, and we spend all day together. He comes everywhere with me and wants to be with me all the time. Recently...
  9. K

    Urgent Quaker suddenly plucking.

    Hey everyone. Our 2.5-year-old rescue quaker started plucking really bad last night, and I'm panicking a bit. She looks like she is preening at first but then she starts getting rougher and small pieces to come out. Soon she starts to violently pluck out individual feathers. She really wants...
  10. Sai_ch92

    Sleeper Cage problems

    My CAG is a plucker, and it doesn't help that he's been very hormonal lately--regurgitated on my sister a couple of times. We're currently working on trying to fix his sleep schedule and diet (he is a VERY picky eater). I recently got a travel carrier to be his sleeper cage, however, he really...
  11. Sai_ch92

    My CAG is a plucker

    I adopted my CAG some months ago, he's a plucker. He had plucked his back, neck, and front. He now has fluff coming back out, but the problem is that he will pluck it. We're currently working on trying to fix his sleep schedule and diet (he is a VERY picky eater). Do products like Avian Calm and...
  12. M

    African Grey Excessive Feather Plucking ???

    Hello everyone, I'm really worried about my african grey Toto. About a month or so ago I noticed that there were feathers on the ground I assumed it was molting because I havent seen him plucking his feathers out. Later on I see him preening but then I think he starts plucking (I'm not sure its...
  13. R

    My newly adopted Indian ringneck has feather loss and very thin quill

    Please help. I recently adopted this little angel from a cousin of mine, who rescued her from an abusive family. This birdie was locked up in a tiny cage with little food and no toys. She wasn't allowed out the cage either. Now after I adopted her, I took her to the vet and the doctor assured...
  14. M

    Hormonal Plucking maybeeee????

    I have a senegal parrot, she is about 5 years old now and about a year ago, we woke up to feathers covering the bottom of her cage.... first i called the the university which has a veterinary emergency room, they said yes, this seems like an emergency, and luckily my own vet was able to squeeze...
  15. egg

    OVERNIGHT Feather Plucking + Travel Issues

    Hey Everyone! :sun: Today I came home to my sunny, Quinn, with her feathers from her chest to her feet plucked CLEAN! :cry: I'm so confused, and for the 4 years she's lived in my home this was never a problem. I know the usual causes of feather plucking, so here are my candidate choices: 1) I...
  16. glxpassat

    FINALLY... 7 Years of Plucking, No More!

    I really can't stress the importance of a healthy diet!! Most here will say "I am feeding my bird a very nutritious diet." But I can now argue, that most likely what you think is healthy, is far from accurate. I was one of those people, until over a month back. Let me start off by saying I...
  17. glxpassat

    FINALLY... 7 Years of Plucking No More!

    I really can't stress the importance of a healthy diet!! Most here will say "I am feeding my bird a very nutritious diet." But I can now argue, that most likely what you think is healthy, is far from accurate. I was one of those people, until over a month back. Let me start off by saying I...
  18. PrettyBirdy

    Spontaneous Plucking?

    HI everybody, I have a year and 1/2 year old goffin, who, as of the last few weeks, has start plucking and chewing her feathers. It started as over preening a part of her wing, and now she's plucking the area over and around her crop. I'll be making an appointment at the vet for her in a few...
  19. M

    Need advice

    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...
  20. Pamela C

    Peachface Lovebird Losing/Picking feathers around neck only?

    Hello all, I am new to the forum and was hoping to gain some insight on what others may think is going on with my 2 year old lovebird named Chicken. He has been to the vets 4 times since January for itching. It started out with him seemingly agitated and itching all over in January. He...
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