One conure plucking the other conure
by Worried and Scared
I saw your answer regarding a conure plucking itself, but what are your recommendations for a conure plucking its "brother?"
I have two green cheek conures and I treat them as if they are brothers. When they were a couple of months old and could not fly one conure would chew at the other's tail feathers. Once they both could fly the chewing stopped.
Now, they are about 2 years old. I do not know why, but the same conure is aggresively chewing off the feathers off of its brother's head and neck. A breeder told me to separate them. One month's separation caused both conures to pluck themselves. I have since brought them back together to end that stressful experience. (All I did was put them in separate cages where they could still touch and talk during the day and when they slept at night.)
The self plucking has stopped, but not the brother attacking its brother. The worse part is that the "victim" is not stopping his brother and actually enjoys the extreme preening.
I do not know what to do. Please help.
-Worried and Scared for my conures