Tango18

by fahad
(Kuwait)

Hi, I have recently got an African Grey that was in great condition and well being, no feathers plucked or anything. However, over the last month or so, I am trying to get to know him but unfortunately he plucked all his feather and even his red feather near the rear side of him which makes me worried. What can I do to help? Please reply.

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Aug 11, 2018
New bird plucking
by: Tracie

It could be from stress, but it could also be from something toxic in the environment. Make sure you are feeding the same diet, even if the previous diet was unhealthy, and slowly convert the bird to a healthy pellet diet for 80% of it's diet. (Healthy pellets would be Roudybush or Harrison's pellets.)

Make sure there are no air fresheners, candles, smell of fabric softener, perfumes etc. in the air.

Make sure any toys or chew sticks are free of toxic paint or chemicals. If the bird gets out of the cage, make sure it is a "bird safe" room. If it gets on the floor, has someone walked on that floor that potentially brought in a bird disease or something toxic in on their shoes?

You should consider a visit with an avian vet.

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