why is my indian ringneck plucking his tail and wing feathers only

by Leah Renouf
(Toronto,ON Canada)

hi, my name is Leah, and I have a rescued Indian ringneck , I know he is a male (for sure) but not sure of his age. I have had him now for almost 12 months, and still he will not come to my hand, and I work really hard with him, I talk to him, and he is repeating what I say in 1 or 2 words, such as, hi, hello,Jamie, fine,bye, words like that. In the last 2 weeks he has plucked out 3 tail,and 14 wing and many other feathers, I am very concerned about him, can you please help me with this.

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Feb 27, 2012
Bird started plucking wing and tail feathers
by: Tracie

You will need to Find an Avian Vet to examine your bird in person for help. Dr B can not tell you why the bird is doing this or rule out infection or an illness without examining the bird and running tests.

Please read Dr B's Feather Damaging Behavior article for his view on this behavior.

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