my yellow ring neck as pulled its feathers out and carnt fly no more it falls to the floor

by toni foster
(england )

i got him about 2 years ago he came in a very small cage he had no feathers then i got him a new cage treated him for mites bought him new toys and that his feathers grew bk he wont let any one touch him only my 3 year old son can go near him and the bird talks to him hes pulled is belly feathers out and tail feathers wats wrong with him

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Nov 29, 2009
pulled its feathers out
by: Linda

One thing that is wrong here is that you have not taken him to see an Avian Vet, and you MUST do that to see if he has any infections or other physical problems.

Considering the kind of home he had before and the tiny cage, I'll just bet he has had an infection for a while, and when sick, they just don't feel well and do all kinds of odd things.

Have your bird checked out for physical problems, i.e. bacterial infections, parasites and/or other physical problems. Take him to an Avian Vet not a regular vet as they are not licensed to treat birds.

One note of caution, please keep your bird away from your baby as parrots are usually afraid of small children and can react with a very nasty bite at any time. Birds are wild animals, and they will sometimes ACT like wild animals. Do not allow your baby to hold this bird or have it near their face as a severe injury is possible.

Children need to be anywhere from 6-10, depending on the maturity of the child, before they can be taught to handle parrots of any size. Have your bird checked out at the Avian Vet and then take a look at some of the training materials Tracie has on this site. Make sure bird is not on an all seed diet as this is very poor nutrition. Tracie has several types of organic, high quality pelleted diets out here, and that is what your bird needs to be eating. The change takes time, so be prepared for that.

Switching Birds to Pellets article.

Let us know what the vet has to say about your bird, and START NO TRAINING UNTIL HE HAS A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH AS SICK BIRDS CANNOT LEARN OR ENJOY THEMSELVES.

Linda

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