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Message #2227.

Date:Monday October 25, 2004 2:51:23 pm MDT
Subject:feather plucking?
Message: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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