hi catching my indian red neck

by daisy strele
(southampton, england)

hi catching my indian red neck parrot puled out 2 feathers from back tail will it grow back? have i done any damage to her? many thanks

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Nov 20, 2011
hi catching my indian red neck
by: Linda

Yes they will grow back during the next molt which should be Spring if you are having winter there as we are here. It will take about 6 months if your bird recently molted.

In the future, use a small towel to catch your bird instead of chasing him around with your hands. Never hold onto a bird's tail either because they let their tail feathers go to save themselves. The best thing to do is to work with your bird so it will get on your finger, and there are some training materials on this site.

If your bird runs from you then he is not tame and will require your patience and commitment to training him to step up on your hand or finger.

Look over the training materials on the Parrot Training page and only work with your bird for no more than 15 minutes at a time as birds get tired and stop concentrating. You can do these short sessions a few times a day, and make sure they are spaced out so bird recovers fully from one session to the other. Also make sure your bird is healthy, and we recommend an exam by an Avian Vet to make sure your bird is not harboring any infections or other physical problems before beginning training as a sick bird can die from the stress.


Nov 19, 2011
don't be too worried
by: Lisa

As long as she isn't bleeding she will be ok. The feathers will grow back, just as if she had molted them. If the whole feather came out completely the site will clot properly, if it broke and she is bleeding, please consult a vet or look up quickly online how to stop the bleeding.

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