Senegal picked feathers and regurgitates

Our Senegal picked all the feathers from her leg, regurgitates on it and eats it. She's about 20 yrs old, and she has always picked at her leg a bit, but now the whole thing is picked clean. She'll just sit there and vomit all down her bare leg then eat it off then repeat over and over for awhile. Any idea why she does this?

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Jun 20, 2013
picked feather parrot
by: Alex

It sounds as if your parrot is unwell. There are a number of possible reasons that she could be doing this.

I would advise that you take her to an avian vet to be examined and have tests run.

Feather plucking can be due to boredom, itchiness, trying to get at a painful point, habit etc...

The fact that she is also vomiting, shows that she may be unwell.

I cannot tell you why she vomits down her leg, unless that is just the position she is in when she vomits.

An avian vet will be able to test her and give you a diagnosis.

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