Sulpher Crested cockatoo self mutilating

hi my mum has two sulpher crested cockatoos, which are kept in different cages. a couple of years ago the younger of the two started self mutilate herself causing severe bleeding she was taken to the vet and had a neck brace thing put on to stop her doing more damage. this seemed to happen once a year but now she has done it 3 times within a year can you help?

Comments for Sulpher Crested cockatoo self mutilating

Click here to add your own comments

Mar 14, 2012
Cockatoo self mutilating
by: Tracie

You didn't mention if she took the bird to an avian vet or a regular dog/cat vet or what tests were run, but that is the first step. Find an Avian Vet

Please read our Feather Damaging Behavior article that was written by an avian vet for information on this behavior.

If you feed colored pellets, pellets full of sugar and chemicals, table food also full of salt and chemicals, peanuts and many other foods that could cause an allergic reaction, this could be a factor.

If the bird drinks and bathes in the same water dish, then it could get bacterial infections. Birds should drink from a water bottle and water for bathing should stay in the cage no more than 3 - 4 hours.

Click here to add your own comments