Kakariki pulling out tail feathers

by Tj
(uk)

Kakariki parrot

Kakariki parrot

My 10 month old kakariki recently started pulling out his tail feathers and within the last week has pulled and chewed that much that he barely has a tail at all now.my nearest avian vet is a huge drive away and i dont want to put him through the stress of a long journey if i do not need to.other than his tail he seems in good health and is still as playfull and lively as ever,his appetite is still normal too.any advice would be gratefully received,thankyou.

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Mar 07, 2012
Bird pulling out tail feathers
by: The Avian Vet

This could be a medical condition that should be diagnosed by an avian veterinarian. It is rare for a bird of this age to pluck from a behavior problem. It can be related to nutrition, environment, lighting, stress or a combination of these things.

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