Hi, my one year old fisher lovebird has started feather plucking, he has a featherless ring around his neck, and down the middle of his back, and around his feet. I don't know why he just started... he pulls so hard that he squawks, and when a new feather begins to grow back he pulls it out. And it looks like he becomes agitated and just needs to pull his feathers out!
I have taken him to the vet, and they said it was because he was bored... but he has a mate, and many many toys and treats, or is with me, so I don't know how this can be. Around his feet, the skin is discoloured and looks very scabby, and bleeds all the time. Do you have any advice - do you think it could be a skin condition? Non of my other birds are doing it.
Thanks for your help!