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  1. P

    Feather disease unknown

    So my lovebird (make) Lanana for the past month now has had feather plucking problem. It’s important to note he’s about 9 years old and lives with a female named Papple who is 10 lanana has picked his rump bald and also under his wings. He’s very itchy but no change in playfulness or eating...
  2. scremme

    Cricket’s Strange Behavior

    So a few weeks ago we noticed our cockatiel Cricket acting kind of strange. One night he was eating and tried regurgitating. Nothing came up. He then began to exhibit some very strange behavior. He would begin feverishly “preening” his chest, close to his crop area. But he wasn’t actually...
  3. Birdy05

    Bird Hemp (Hempwell) for Plucking

    Hello fellow bird owners! This is my first ever thread, so I'm not too sure how to navigate everything. I just wanted to run a bit of an experiment/review for everyone wondering about the Bird Hemp oil from the brand Hempwell. There were barely any reviews on it anywhere, but it was recommended...
  4. BudgieQuaker

    Is my bird plucking?

    Hi everyone. I have a quaker parrot and hes a year and a month old and yesterday i noticed him pulling out a few feathers, then i went to his cage and saw so many feathers down there! I think hes molting, but do birds pull out their feathers when they molt? I don't see any skin showing, but i...
  5. 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...
  6. W

    Paired birds, one plucking the other

    Hello, I have a 6 month old Jenday Conure(Mango, wings clipped) and a 3 month old Female Sun Conure (Zazu,flighted) They are caged separately and supervised when they are out together. They preen each other, the Jenday conure seems to try and feed the Sun Conure without regurgitating, one...
  7. 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...
  8. J

    Is stormy plucking or preening or molting? Help!

    Hi friends - I am new to the forum and have a 20 year old cockatiel with me. He loves to whistle and play, but recently I have noticed that when he showers, he ends up releasing some old dust off his feathers. I am worried he is also picking and pulling out hairs. Not sure if its molting or...
  9. A

    Vitamin and supplement recommendations

    Hey everyone! This is my very first post on here so I hope I'm doing everything correctly, please call out my mistakes if you see any. Just to set this up a little bit... I've had my African Grey for just about a year, her name is Arrow, her previous owners were an elderly couple that were too...
  10. Guibirb

    New toys for Gila!

    After a bit, all the toys and bits and bobs I ordered for Gila are here at last! She didn't make any fuss while I was placing things in, and has been meeting her new toys. The stairs are too big to fit in that cage :( Really need a new one, this is getting out of hand quite fast. When I...
  11. Connie&Clyde

    Pictures Large Bald Spot on Butt

    I have two cockatiels, Connie and Clyde. I've had them for over a year now. My parents fostered them for a few months after the previous owners decided they didn't want birds anymore... their original cage was WAY too small (Connie would slap Clyde in the face every time she stretched her...
  12. 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...
  13. I

    Plucking Particles

    My RB2 suddenly started aggressively preening. He would preen way more than usual, but would not pluck. Now, however, on top of aggressive behavior he started plucking small, brownish particles. They’re minuscule and I have no idea what they are. I’ve issued treatment and have also considered...
  14. 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...
  15. NoelleMartin

    Behavior Question

    I haven't been on or posted in awhile, but I have a question about my adopted Grey's behavior. Whenever I approach his cage and talk to him directly he hangs from the cage and begins to preen or what seems to be preening but I also notice lil feathers coming out. It happens every single time...
  16. 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...
  17. Rainbowings

    New to Lovebirds + baby birds... Help!

    Hi there! I am relatively new to birds in general. My mom did have a family parrot when I was a kid & I had 2 parakeets- but being a kid my mom did most of the work! Last year I got a pair of lovebirds. Not gonna lie- it was a knee jerk kinda thing & that was irresponsible. The parents were...
  18. cikazako

    please help!! African grey christmas dilema

    ☹️African grey christmas crisis!!!! Hello, so I don’t know what to do with my african grey this christmas. We always spend christmas at my grandparents and usually leave the african grey at home. However she is plucking her feathers and whenever left alone for more than a couples of hours she...
  19. M

    Overpreening?

    Im convinced my African Grey is over preening. His feather condition is definitely worse than when I got him two months ago. He absolutely hates anything to do with bathing. He freaks out in the shower, he freaks when he gets misted with anything, he occasionally tries to bathe in his water bowl...
  20. Wendz

    Pictures My Bird is Sick & it's My Fault

    My story is long but I need to explain to get HELP and advice from you all. It begins in 2011 when I was given this tiny little pink wrinkly chick and was told it was a Hahns Macaw, I honestly didn't think he would live but he did, I hand reared him to the best of my ability with help from...
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