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Linda <email address not displayed>
Linda wrote on the Nanday Conure Forum message board: > Anna and Boo, or Margaret please, I hope you can help me out here. Mr. > Bird was brought to live with us 2 months ago I believe it was. He, > thank goodness has not feather plucked since. > > I am finding however that he needs much to tear- and or rip up, mainly > kleenex and that's ok. But I've noticed over the past two days if I > don't let him have his way, such as helping himself to a piece of > candy (Which I don't let him), or hop in a sink full of hot soapy > water I'm finding he once in a while appears to be preening, but in > the next minute he'll shreik like it hurts and then I see a use to be > feather in his beak. > > Is he feather plucking again? I hope not. He spends a great deal of > time with us out of his cage, and we want him to be in the best of > health. I'm also aware that the vet's next step is to put a collar on > him to help him stop feather picking all toghether. > > What do you think? Could he just be preening himself a little extra > hard those few times? He's cried out when he's done it these two > times. I just don't want it to be something that gets way out of hand. > > > Thanks for any advice.
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