help with a quaker picking itself

by Tracey
(Buffalo NY)

My quaker is about 6 yrs old. he has started recently biting his leg and upper chest some. it does bleed sometimes so hes going to the vet this week later. Today i look over and he has buried his feet in his food dish! Any ideas would be helpful , i'm wondering if hes going crazy.

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Jan 05, 2010
Quaker picking at itself
by: Tracie

Keep the vet visit, because your avian vet will be able to determine if this is a health issue or something else.

Our avian vet wrote an article you might want to read before visiting your avian vet. Feather Damaging Behavior article

Let us know what your vet finds out. It will help others that come here to do research to help their bird problems.

Jan 04, 2010
help with a quaker picking itself
by: Linda

Keep the appointment with the Avian Vet as your bird is in need of medical services as soon as is possible. He either has an infection, parasites or is allergic to something he's eating or something in the home.

Have you made any recent changes in his environment or with his diet? These are the first places to look with something like this. It sounds like he's itching badly and possibly also burning which would account for putting his feet in the dish. He may be trying to get the pain to stop.

Let us know what the Avian Vet has to say and do not delay taking him in as he is not in good shape.


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