plucking feathers

by Farhana Taloo
(Jhb)





Hi, why my African grey pulls out tail feathers and the long dark grey ones on the back. It started since its feathers were clipped for the first time. It's tail have only 2 feathers left now I am too worried. Please help me,

i have tried aloe and apple cider as well even vaseline but as soon as i go somewhere or come bak after work its all pulled out. Its not even growing back i m giving red palm fruit oil as well a nd i dont give black sun flower seeds only some times 9 to 10 in a week.The back feathers are all curled up because it tries always to pulls them out.

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Aug 22, 2011
African grey plucking feathers
by: Tracie

Dr B says to never put vasoline on your bird, it can spread to other feathers and make it hard for your bird to keep warm.

Please read the Feather Damaging Behavior article Dr B wrote and Find an Avian Vet for your bird right away to rule out a health problem.

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