Male eclectus feather plucking
my eclectus parrot has started plucking his chest and neck area just a little, and since eclectus have different needs than other parrots, I was wondering if you have any "species specific" suggestions for feather pluckers that you can give me. I am pretty sure that the cause for my bird’s plucking is stress related, because in the year and a half that he has been with me (since he was 4 months old) I have never changed anything in his diet nor in his environment. I have taken extra precaution in giving him a healthy eclectus diet, toys, play time and interaction with me, because I cannot afford to let him get sick as there are no avian vets here in Mexico where I live. I think the plucking was triggered by me going out of town for three days and leaving him in the care of my family. I am his main caregiver, so I guess this affected him very much. I have done the showers, alternated with aloe spritzing, the foraging, even the bitter spray thing. He stops for a while and out of the blue he plucks again. Please help!!!
Thank you so much. I sincerely appreciate any help that you can give me.
Kind regards, Maree