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  1. S

    quaker plucking issue?

    hey! my name is Teddy, i just joined hoping my mom and i could get some help with my baby Romeo. it started a month ago but one night he just suddenly started freaking out and plucking feathers on his leg. it slowed down for a bit but now he just has these burst of plucking episodes during the...
  2. haze

    Urgent Plucker Conure

    Today I unexpectedly rescued a crimson bellied conure who is heavily plucked after his mate passed away. I felt so terrible for him and couldn’t leave him behind. He has plucked out all of his flight feathers and all of his tail feathers. He is not tame. Once I got him home, he was attempting to...
  3. M

    Kiwi plucking his chest and masturbating 24/7

    Hello guys! A year ago me and my partner got Kiwi, he is an Agaporni fischeri and our first bird. A few months ago he started humping my hands and my girlfriend's hoodie, that's all he would do the second he got out the cage - hump and regurgitate. I even went to vet but he said it was his way...
  4. K

    Quaker Plucks?

    Hello, I bought Taro (now 10-11 months) at a pet store. I was told that he had bitten off one of his toe because of the stress of moving into the store. Knowing this I still got him and hadn’t had issues with anything until now. He has been plucking his tail feathers?? I found one feather on the...
  5. Diveks

    Collaring or medicating my plucker?

    Hello, so my rehomed grey had started plucking. Well not exactly plucking but chewing on tail and wing feathers. I have several questions regarding collars. I consulted an avian vet and he suggested either a collar or calming medications. I will be doing this while I i am desensitizing her to...
  6. cricketiel

    Mating Dances and Pants Plucking

    Hello all, My 2 year old female cockatiel just started doing what I presume to be a female mating call/dance (as I watched videos of female mating calls on youtube and it sounds exactly like she does). She sits in her food bowl while she does this, which makes me concerned that she might be...
  7. England

    What are they

    My bird has lots of theses what are they and what do they mean any advice appreciated ?
  8. LexiTheEck

    Normal Feathers for Recovering Plucker

    Hi All, My name is Sean. I adopted a female Grand Eclectus named Lexi. She will turn 15 this year. My only previous experience was with Conures, and Cockatiels. She was plucked bare on her entire body, under her wings, & on top from the front back to where her flight feathers start...
  9. Animallover_84

    My sweet bird is plucking! Help!

    Hi everybody! It´s been a long time since I posted anything here…but now I feel as though I have to. Long story slightly short: I could use your help. Long story slightly longer (including some background information): In February of 2019 one of my dogs suddenly got very ill, she went from...
  10. mochiballs

    Pulling feathers out of head

    Maccha, a gold capped conure, has begun picking the feathers off his head around the beginning of March. We’ve taken him to the vet and he was deemed healthy and maybe just plucking because of all the pin feathers coming in and he's just got it in his head to do it. I’m wondering if you guys...
  11. J

    Bald spine

    Hi guys, I've had my boy since mid September and in the shower today I noticed a strip down the middle portion of his spine that is almost completely bald. Is this normal for a birds spine? When he is dry you cant even notice it... You have to actually part the wet feathers to see it. It's about...
  12. CVT242

    Newly Adopted Green Wing Macaw

    So my fiancé decided to adopt an 8 year old macaw that supposedly its previous owner died and their children didn’t want the bird. In rescue bird was apparently an angel loved everyone etc. personally I think he was scared and overwhelmed also due to the fact that he plucked most of his feathers...