Jenday Conure anxiety hyper feather picker
by Jennifer Beasley
(Emmett ID USA)
I own a Jenday Conure, I have had him for 9 years. Ever since he was a baby he was a constant preener. When he turned one and a half he became destructive, and it has gotten worse and worse.
He has been tested for PBD and CHLAD. He is healthy in general what feathers he has are bright and shiny. He alos is anzious, and noisy.
He is fed Harrison's pellets and Zupreem pellets. I have tried everything to stop it except a collar. I almost have given up and ready to find a home where someone can put up with is behavior.
Dont get me wrong he is very loving to me but not to many others. I love Pierre and I am very atached I just have a hard time with this and wish I could better help his anxiety and pickin problems. (He is not a plucker)
I think Pierre is this way because of his anxiety causing bordom so he over preens. He has all the toys but dont like to play with them like he used to, he likes to tear thing apart like boxes and material, so I put them in his cage to keep him busy. I try to give him lots of attention but it is never enough.
What should I do?
Thank you Jennifer Beasley
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