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  1. Wendz

    Newby to Avian Avenue !!

    Hi Everyone, my name is Wendy from sunny South Africa, my little soul mate is a Hahns Macaw :hahns: called "BIRD". Finally I have found a community that shares good honest advice am so looking forward to my journey through Avian Avenue with you all.
  2. hrafn

    Pictures Taco is plucking and barbering again...

    When I adopted Taco, it was obvious to me that he'd been plucking and barbering his feathers for a long time. His old owners claimed it had been his mate, Trixie, stealing feathers off of him to line her many nests, but considering his abuse and neglect (and the fact that Trixie had died, but...
  3. Lelushio

    Bird is starting to pluck

    So I bought a nice harness about 3 days ago and started harness training my lovebird, Lily. She seemed to be responding well enough, even though she seemed really uncomfortable with it, we were making good progress so I thought it was fine. She was starting to put her head through the hole...
  4. A

    Petey has been plucking chest feathers? (Photo included)

    Petey has been going through egg binding issues :( I’ve never had this problem before and am still dealing with it. She’s making soft eggs and can’t push them out. I’m hoping the vet and I will be able to fix the problem so that Petey will be okay. Maybe it’s hormonal, but it looks like she’s...
  5. Sweet Louise

    4 y/o CAG plucking

    My friend's 4 y/o CAG is plucking. He had never plucked until this summer. She has tried a variety of homeopathic remedies recommended earlier. He had slowly stopped for a few days but is now back at it and plucking more. She has made an appointment with an avian vet to rule out medical...
  6. Bailey87

    Golden conure

    Hello! Tl;dr: Golden has been plucking for 6 mos, need serious help! Does anyone here have any golden conure experience? I have a female who has just turned two, and she began plucking in December. She has already been to two different avian vets and she has nothing medically wrong with her...
  7. Barnaby Rose

    Urgent Female Eclectus plucking/bald spot on chest???

    Guys I am VERY worried. Emma was going through what I THOUGHT was a pretty heavy 'molt'... her feathers around her collar, her sides and around her neck and etc were looking a little dark and ruffled and thin in places, but nothing I was too extremely concerned with.. and then this morning we...
  8. Pamela C

    Anyone have a bird prescribed Gabapentin?

    Hello All, My male lovebird was recently prescribed Gabapentin by the vet to try to help with his plucking issues. He has been on this approximately a week at .01 ml 2x a day. I haven't really seen any improvements or side effects and my vet had discussed bumping up the dosage over the next...
  9. Atomiklan

    Feather growth rate

    How fast do feathers usually grow back in? There are probably a few conditionals here such as if the feather falls out on its own (or pushed out as I have heard is possible sometimes with older large feathers) versus being plucked out. Also there may be a difference between species and also a...
  10. Birblover

    Started Shredding/Plucking today

    My one Grey has a history of plucking. The first time was when I first brought her home (fixed with love and attention) and then again last year March which resulted in vet visits that didn't make a difference, but I never did figure out the cause. We just distracted her as best we could as she...
  11. Birblover

    Shredding/Plucking feathers

    My one Grey has a history of plucking. The first time was when I first brought her home (fixed with love and attention) and then again last year March which resulted in vet visits that didn't make a difference, but I never did figure out the cause. We just distracted her as best we could as she...
  12. EthanBoha

    Lovebird feather picking, I need suggestions for toys

    My lovebird Romeo has started feather picking again and he needs new toys. Any suggestions?
  13. Luvthosebirds

    Pictures PLEASE HELP. What is this??

    This is my 3.5 year old goffin cockatoo. I’ve recently noticed that under his feathers (DNA sexed male), it looks like this. He hasn’t plucked before and has millions of toys, a cage mate and is otherwise in good feather condition. It looks like “holes” where a feather is supposed to be...?? He...
  14. birdashes

    Polyfolliculitis? I could use some advice.

    Hi all. I wasn't sure where to put this thread.. It's health related but not an emergency? I don't think? I hope here is alright. It can get moved if a moderator thinks there is a better place. I could use all the information and personal experiences on birds with polyfolliculitis? One of my...
  15. O

    plucking or molting? not sure

    hello everyone that's reading this, i appreciate you stopping by. i'm a bit new to bird ownership, having adopted my green cheek conure, nova, nearly four months ago (time flies by so quickly!) about a month ago, when he turned five months old, he started losing a lot of his white downy...
  16. Sfnegron

    Feather plucking

    hello everyone. It's been a wile I didn't write here. As some of you remember I'm a parent of one beautiful quaker named Pickles. He is 1.6 y/o now. He is a happy bird but two months ago he started to pluck his feathers. I had tried everything, avicalm, no more plucking sprays, vitamins, new...
  17. mango2016

    Goffin Cockatoo

    Hi, I'm mostly new here. I have adopted a sweet 10 yr old Goffin Cockatoo. He is the most lovable and gentle thing ever!... He loves my shoulder and loves to feather pick when petting or just sitting on you at anytime, he has a few bald spots has been to the vet had a great bill of health, all...
  18. Whoviana

    Preening out feathers

    Sunflower has lost about 10 feathers today while preening. We watched her do it and she looks like she's preening normally, but some of her chest feathers are coming out. The feathers don't look damaged or bloody, but there is a noticable area on her chest where her feathers are not as full when...
  19. Atomiklan

    Self-mutilation

    This is probably going to be a very difficult question to answer as I am looking for a deeper analysis, ie a deeper look into the thought process of a bird who plucks and then goes to the extreme and self-mutilates. I am curious what every one believes is the ultimate drive for this behavior...
  20. C

    Is this plucking ?

    Hello everyone. My blue and gold macaw , Bella , is 8 years old. She's been pulling out these half grown in feathers (see photo ) im concerned that this is plucking, or wondering if it's just painful feathers growing in that she pulls out and over grooms. Any insight would be good. Worried...
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