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How do I stop feather plucking. My bird broke its's leg and

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How do I stop feather plucking. My bird broke its's leg and ever since the leg was healed she has been plucking. My vet tried valium and pain medication. both made her very aggressive. so I stopped the treatment. I live in rural PA. Is there an avian vet that can help me in a nearby area. I live in bedford, Pa. the closet vets I have been able to come up with who might be able to help??????????????????? I want someone who has experience with this problem. This has been going on for almost one year. Please help.. Thanks Karen
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 3 months ago.

Hi this is Dr. Hill. There is a great video called Captive Foraging that you should watch. I will do a search of avian veterinarians for you in your area and be right back.

Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 3 months ago.

Take a look at this site and see if anyone is close to you while I get some more information for you. http://www.myhouseofwings.net/Pennsylvania_Avian_Veterinarians.html

Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 3 months ago.

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=3222

Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 3 months ago.

Here is a site with the captive foraging DVD. It is great. Take a look and get back to me with your additional questions. https://www.avianstudios.com/products/captive-foraging-dvd/

Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 3 months ago.

Almost any avian veterinarian has experience with a feather plucking cockatoo, unfortunately. Cockatoos and African Greys are the two most common birds we see feather destructive behavior in. Very frustrating problem but the Captive Foraging DVD will help get you started. I have a feather destructive Grey who was a rescue.

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