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Message #7613. This is a followup to #7612.

Name:julie
Date:Thursday May 3, 2012 1:24:54 pm MDT
Subject:Re: Feather Plucking - Please help
Message:Michelle wrote:
> julie wrote:
> > Michelle Reinecke wrote:
> > > Hi All,
> > >
> > > I have had Nando, our Nanday Conure, for 9 years and hand-reared
> > him.
> > >
> > > In September last year he started feather plucking. There have
> been
> > no
> > > changes in our house. He gets lots of love and exercise and is
> out
> > of
> > > his cage for most of the day. We have tried everything. He seems
> to
> > > pluck mostly in the evening when he is put in his cage. It has
> > gotten
> > > so bad that he is now starting to mutilate himself and is
> bleeding.
> > > Please help!!
> >
> >
> > You need to take him to the Avian Vet. There might something more
> the
> > just changes. Plus, if he is that bad, he might not be able to get
> > those feathers back. Please take him to the Vet ASAP.
> > Julie
>
> Thank you for the advise Julie but we dont have a Avian Vet in my town
> and the normal vets here are not qualified in Birds. Very lost. We
> hung up Nando's cage last night and hardly heard him at all. He
> normally screeches when he plucks but last night he was quiet. I am
> hoping this might help..


I would still try to find Avian Vet. If you have to drive some distance it would be well worth it in the long run. As Bruce says, they are very good at hiding when they are sick. I have a drive for my Avian vet but it is worth it to know what is going with my baby. Please consider finding one.

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