Plucking Quaker

by Laurie
(Waldeck, Canada)

Quaker is pulling out neck feathers

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Mar 08, 2012
Plucking Quaker
by: Angela

I have the same problem with my Quaker. He was given to us by someone who didn't have the time or patience for him. He's a great bird (2 years old now) and plucks his neck until it bleeds. I did some research on Quakers and found that they are feather pluckers and self mutilators. I haven't been able to figure out what causes him to do that as he gets a lot of attention, good food and toys. We thought our cat made him nervous and caused the plucking but she passed away in December and he still does it. I thought it might be boredom or being alone but he plucked himself while he was sitting on my shoulder and bled everywhere. The only thing I can do is try to soothe him and put him back in the covered cage until he settles down. He hasn't bled for about a month (fingers crossed). There is a product called Pluck-No-More that can be purchased. I haven't tried it yet as it is a little expensive for my budget right now. Good luck with your birdie!

Mar 07, 2012
Plucking bird
by: Tracie

Your bird may have an infection that is causing it to pull out it's feathers trying to get to the discomfort. Please Find an Avian Vet to examine your bird so you can determine if your bird has an infection or some other thing causing this behavior.

You may wish to read our Feather Damaging Behavior article that was written by an avian vet.

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