eclectus breaking wing feathers
by LaNelle Wolters
My 7 month old eclectus "Diva" has broken or bitten off ALL of her wing feathers. I clipped her wings after she learned to fly (not too short) and she has broken her tail feathers and bitten her wing feathers ALL off...I clipped the broken feathers off with a pair of round tip scissors. Now "Diva" looks like a round red & blue Easter egg!
Can you suggest something I can do? She has a wonderful diet of pellets (natural) and some seed...loves her veggies! I use to bathe her weekly but she seems to break more feathers after I bathe her, so I only bathe her every 2 to 3 weeks now....she LOVES her bathes,too....pleanty of toys and loves to play, very bright eyes; has a very nice large cage and is always out of her cage playing on her play tree and play top cage.....I cannot figure out why she does this.
She is such a beautiful,sweet bird...just looks funny with so many feathers missing! It should be time for her 1st molt....I spray her with Aloe Vera Mist occassionally...Will her feathers come back inafter she molts? .please help me, help her....any advice is appreciated. I am going to get some Avi X Bird Rain for her the next chance if I can find it....anything else you can suggest will be appreciated.