Rainbow Lorikeet feather plucking issues
by Judy Greer
(Sterlington, LA 71280 USA)
Ten months ago, my 7 year old Lori started plucking her feathers out. She started by scratching them off to the bare skin on the base of her head. Then we heard her "flicking " her feathers and wings and noticed that she was literally pulling her feathers out with her beak.
We have seen three different Avian vets and had her on allergy shots, cortisone injections, Metacam, Baytril, Phenobarbital and Fluoxetine Suspension. I have changed her food suppliers twice and made her food by a recipe I obtained of the internet (very costly and did not work). Presently, her beautiful colors are gone except for the purple head and green wings and tail feathers. Please, please help me. She's basically a happy bird, but obviously miserable. Thanks for any help!