Parrot Cocerns - feather plucking

My brother has had his parrot for 15 years and he is going through a breakup and asked me to take the bird,but he informed me that the bird has pulled all of his feathers out and I am concerned on how to get him back in good health.I believe that he hasn't been taken care of him like he should be in a long time. I don't know that much about birds and any help would be appriectated.

Thanks in advance,
Bridget Pate

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May 04, 2011
Bird plucking and in bad health
by: Tracie

You didn't mention what kind of parrot, but most parrots need to eat 80% healthy pellets, like Harrison's, and only 20% healthy treats.

Please read our Feather Damaging Behavior article and also try to Find an Avian Vet for the bird to make sure it does not have an illness.

So glad the bird will be going to someone that will care for it.

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