plucking feathers

by Kevin
(Limerick City)

Hi I have got a 15 year old african grey parrot who has picked up the habit of plucking his chest and leg feathers and I am afraid for him. He is in great form and eating well, he knows his doing wrong as he laughs at me when I give out to him he thinks its a game. can You suggest any thing

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May 16, 2011
AG plucking feathers
by: Tracie

Dr B would like you to read his Feather Damaging Behavior article for more information on this behavior.

Often times plucking is a sign of internal problems, so a trip to an avian vet is suggested to rule out infection and disease.

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