Feather Plucking eclectus

I have a male eclectus parrot that came to me in bad shape. he was in a very small cage being fed nothing but seeds and never got to come out of his cage.

well i have him in a much bigger cage and getting all he needs for a good diet and he comes out of his cage for 4 to 5 hours a day and i also give him a bath every day with this bath spray for feather pluckers. it is suppose to keep them from plucking and also helps their skin and feathers to heal and grow back.

i have had him for 6 weeks now and i havent seen any improvement. What can I do.

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Oct 26, 2011
Eclectus plucking feathers
by: The Avian Vet

Wait and be patient. It can take 18-24 months before he will molt out all of the bad feathers and replace them with new ones. However, if he is a feather plucker, that may never stop, depending on what the cause it. Male eclectus are commonly seen as pluckers.

Read the Feather Damaging Behavior article I wrote that may help you with that. Be sure to feed a good pellet diet such as Harrison's. This should make up about 70% of the diet and the remainder should be healthy treats such as fresh fruits and vegetables and a few seeds and nuts.

Dr B

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