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How do I stop feather plucking. My bird broke its's leg and
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 th… read more
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I have a new Molaccan Cockatoo (to me of 2years) she's 13years.
I have a new Molaccan Cockatoo (to me of 2years) she's 13years. reason the year she's been losing her down feathers. She is on a perch in the main part of the house so lacks no attention. She is a tal… read more
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We are parents of an umbrella cockatoo, approx. 20 years old, getting ready to place her in a sanctuary so she can live a more natural life in an aviary setting. Concern is for the drastic temperature… read more
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I have a goffin cockatoo that i have a little over a year,I
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I have a female Cockatoo. Ive had her for 4months. When I
I have a female Cockatoo. I've had her for 4months. When I got her she had plucked her feathers on her back and chest. Those feathers have somewhat grown back. Fulana( the parrot) has now concentrated… read more
Dr. Bob
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my cockatoo loses it feather and sometimes they grow back a
my cockatoo loses it feather and sometimes they grow back a little, the beak looks fine and he eats well has a variety of food like veg,toast, biscuits , bird seed , fruit plus more and he seems healt… read more
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my goffin cockatoo is plucking his underwing feathers till
my goffin cockatoo is plucking his underwing feathers till the point that there is blood how can I stop her and what can I put on her wound?… read more
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Our cockatoo all of a sudden is bloody under both wings. I
Our cockatoo all of a sudden is bloody under both wings. I thought maybe a new light outdoors maybe was spooking him, but it almost seems he plucking his own feathers and I don't know what to do. He's… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a 13 year old Sulphur-crested Cockatoo. The bird is
I have a 13 year old Sulphur-crested Cockatoo. The bird is very tame and is getting a lot of attention. We have noticed over the years that he is plucking his feathers only during the winter months. W… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Umbrella Cockatoos: rescue..plucked..her feathers, the male..grow back
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Doctoral Degree
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2,854 satisfied customers
Our sulphur cockatoo has lost his crest feathers, do they usually
Our sulphur cockatoo has lost his crest feathers, do they usually pluck these feathers out if it is feather plucking?… read more
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umbrella cockatoo: my female..acting normally..her breeding cycle
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my cockatoo has round open sore on its chest, keeps picking
my cockatoo has round open sore on its chest, keeps picking at it, not healing, this bird is not a plucker, what can I do, anti plucker spray or will it irretate the sore ulcerative dermatitis treatme… read more
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umbrella cockatoo: two year old..they checked for mites or lice.
my two year old umbrella cockatoo has no dust. Took her to the vet. they checked for mites or lice. She has none. He feathers under both wings are picked as if she is over preening. We have no avian v… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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rose breasted cockatoo: feathers..diet..seed + 1 tbs fruit pellets
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What causes my cockatoo to pluck? I would like to correct the cause instead of using a collar or some such. Many thanks!… read more
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