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I just want to know if she's molting or plucking, I'm
I just want to know if she's molting or plucking, I'm noticed quite a few feathers coming off and pins. I thought I saw some skin when I blew on her feathers gently, but I'm not sure … read more
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My lovebirds started over pruning around her neck. she has
My lovebirds started over pruning around her neck. she has no feathers now around her neck. She also keeps moving her tongue while mouth opens and closes very quickly. What could be going on?… read more
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My African Grey parrot is a rescue and I do not know how old
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My little parrolet has pulled feathers off but the little bone
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My 4 year old female African grey has started to pluck around
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what can i do to stop a peach face from pulling out his feathers
what can i do to stop a peach face from pulling out his feathers and ripping his skin till he bleedes… read more
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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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Hello, my little cockateil is sick. She has red bare skin under
Hello, my little cockateil is sick. She has red bare skin under wings and chewed on the top of wings, on her back, red bare legs, bare chest. She is very sweet , allowing me to bath her. She is on an … read more
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I got my Tim. African Grey when she was 3 months old. She has
I got my Tim. African Grey when she was 3 months old. She has just turned 10 months old. She started grooming herself a lot starting a couple months ago to where she only has down feathers on her back… read more
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I have a baby Congo African Grey (4 mths old) that is generally
I have a baby Congo African Grey (4 mths old) that is generally home alone during the day (9am-6pm). After his morning shower today, i noticed some bald spots on his wings (1/2 cm in diameter, both wi… read more
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Eclectus: my male..picked his feathers..abd treated
t has ben 3 years since my male Eclectus picked his feathers. the stressor was new furniture. E.cole was cultured abd treated. the larger feathers have regrown but not all green. the down feathers at … read more
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We have a peach faced love bird, which we found in the wild
We have a peach faced love bird, which we found in the wild about 1 year ago.He has started plucking his feathers out from around his neck.This area around his neck appears fluffy and grey (like a rin… read more
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My male lovebird has started plucking the feathers off of my
My male lovebird has started plucking the feathers off of my female lovebird. They are almost two years old and this behavior started about a month or so ago. What can I do to prevent this. I keep a l… read more
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scarlet macaw: one year old..feed and water twice daily..large cage
i have a one year old scarlet macaw and he doesnt pluck his feathers but is molting real bad and has a patchy chest , not with bald spots but grey feathers that look like the moult i have him on seeds… read more
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I have a female Cockatiel. Roughly 5 years old. She is Picking
I have a female Cockatiel. Roughly 5 years old. She is "Picking" at the area between her wings on her back. This area is lightly red, and she has removed a lot of the covering there. Any suggestions? … read more
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Why is my bird plucking her feathers under her wings. She is
Why is my bird plucking her feathers under her wings. She is a cockatiel..also her feathers are all ruffled. She is also scratching her neck. sometimes when she is preening under her wings she is scre… read more
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cats: five year old grey..pet shops..seeds to pellets in her diet
I have a five year old grey, she has always broken her feathers off. She mostly does her chest feathers, I've tried many items from the pet shops, I've tried going from seeds to pellets in her diet, I… read more
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