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feather plucking

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Nimily

    My bird has gone insane.

    We have had our Congo African Grey Henry for a few years now. He is 15 years old. Last year around this time, he started chewing his feathers for the first time. Just around his crop, and it didn't get bad until January when we thought he was dying and rushed him to the vet because he had...
  5. M

    Cockatiel feather plucking (scratching with beak) back feathers

    A while ago she was laying dozen eggs but she has stopped. I'm now seeing her scratching (with her beak) the back feathers mostly. I think it's called "feather plucking" but she's not bald or have bare skin. I have seen some feathers on the floor and on the cage. And, one or two feathers still...
  6. Candace & Rudy

    is it Preening, Plucking, Picking, Molting ?

    Hey everyone, I am a new bird owner I just adopted a GCC named Rudy he is about 3 years old. I stay in communication with his foster mom as she has been a huge help during the process and she likes to hear how Rudy is doing. We adopted him this past Saturday. I think he has been adjusting...