by Selena DeMarco
i have an african grey whois 17years old, three days ago he started plucking his feathers and now has no feather were he can reach. he has never done this before in all theses years. we had a change to our house three weeks ago. our birds are in a huge room about the size of two big bedrooms and three weeks ago out our older son had to move home, so his siter gave up her room for him and moved into the room that the birds are in. after a week we hung curtins to give her some privicy, they r light pink and about12 feet from the birds area, the birds have windows all around in this room and lots and lots of light. we r not sure if the change could have done this. i had noticed he was showing some signs of getting excited when i would come around. now my other two parrots r females and they try to mate with items in there cage alot, but he doesnt and this is why i lean towards it being a boy.
i have moved his cage out of that room and bath him alot more andf have resorted to taking him around the house with me because if i leave him out or on top of his cage or even in it he countines to pluck and he only has down now and done all of this in a three day span. can anyone help me he isnt showing any signs of being sick and has been around the other two birds for almost his whole life. thank you