Your First Looks at Fixing a Plucking Parrot

Photo by Dave Location: Bothell, WA At Zazu's House: Blue and gold macaw  Unless your plucking parrot has a medical condition, these are the tips we give to those with plucking parrots. I thought it needed its own blog post to get those of you asking for help started with the proper links and beginner help.   Here are the first things we recomm...
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Feather Plucking and Chewing: How to Help & Prevent it

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Kent, WA In the mirror: Galah "Bondi" Feather plucking and chewing, also over-preening has too many causes to name but many of them can be emotional causes from what the bird has been through in the past. These are much harder to work out so I’m going to go from the stand point of how to prevent your bird from ev...
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Some Birds Shower in More Ways Than One!

 Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Alaska, Holland America Cruise Line On shower perch: Rare White Parakeets "Nikko" & "Visa" While cruising Alaska and performing on Holland America with my birds, I met a man who had a cockatiel who plucks. One of the first things I asked him was, “Do you bathe your bird?” he was surprised by the question and a...
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Plucking vs. Preening vs. Molting

I’ve seen and read people mistaking these three importantly different aspects of parrots and their plumage. Although plucking parrots can tend to look somewhat like those parrots going through a molt and sometimes the act of plucking can look somewhat like a preening parrot – all aspects are entirely different and it’s important to be able to te...
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