Plucking Conure

My sun conure, I've only had her two weeks, has plucked a raw spot. What do I do?

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Nov 01, 2012
Plucking conure
by: Anonymous

After your bird has been seen by an avian vet and any possible illness or infection has been ruled out, it could point to a nervous problem. You have only had the bird two weeks, so it is still acclimating to its new surroundings and new owner. Birds are frightened of a lot of things, so take a look around the area where you keep the bird to see if anything might be scaring it. Do you have any other pets? A cat or dog could make the bird nervous as well. Be sure to provide plenty of bird-safe toys to keep your new baby occupied so she won't have time to pluck. Start establishing a routine with your bird, make sure you cover it at night; birds need at least 10 to 12 hours of sleep. When you leave the house, leave the radio or TV on to keep the bird company. If the bird is plucking right in front of you, try distracting her with soft talking, treats or just letting her sit on your finger for comfort.

Nov 01, 2012
Conure plucking a spot
by: Tracie

You will need to use this Find an Avian Vet link to help you find an avian for your bird so it can be examined to determine what is wrong and what the potential treatment might be.

It could be an internal infection, it could be something else internally wrong. There is no way to diagnose over the Internet and there is no way for anything to be prescribed without an in person exam. There are not any safe things to use over the counter, and since you don't know what you are treating even if there was you wouldn't know what to purchase.

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