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Dustys Feather snipping
« on: January 17, 2015, 06:47:32 PM »

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Dusty is now 6 and for 2/3 years she has been snipping her feathers. I've tried everything and I mean everything hence I'm now asking for any new ideas. I have resigned myself to the fact that initially it was hormonal and now is habitual.Any help appreciated.
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Re: Dustys Feather snipping
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2015, 07:19:33 PM »

Hi Pauline, how old is dusty now?
Do you do the norm (sorry to ask) uv lamp , I know you have a good diet
Have you had vet checks ? Xx
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Re: Dustys Feather snipping
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2015, 07:27:56 PM »

Hi Mandi
She got bloods taken at her last vet visit before I moved up North. The bloods were all normal. He thought it might be hormones. She is 6 now and has a new friend called Big Boy, thought that might help when she feels ready for him.I will visit the vet again, she gets sprayed throughout the day,eats a healthy diet.Have a uv lamp in living room for her. 😊
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Re: Dustys Feather snipping
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2015, 09:49:10 PM »

Did the vet offer anything ?
Hormone implant ?
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Re: Dustys Feather snipping
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2015, 10:46:09 PM »

Hi Pauline if its hormonal yes your right  it can turn into habitual
. We own one the same .
 Does Dusty get covered on a night? Is she pellet fed or has she laid. Has she stopped playing with her toys ?
  Sorry for all the questions :rose: just trying to suss the situation out  a bit more :cheekywink:
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2015, 08:48:31 AM »

Yes she gets covered at night. No she had not laid eggs. She eats a tidymix diet and fruit,veg, nuts.I feed her Harrison s pellets mashed once a,week. She never really played with toys but will chew card board and newspaper etc.Hope this helps x
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Re: Dustys Feather snipping
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2015, 10:31:39 PM »

Hi Pauline, jasper is much the same regarding toys, often she prefers boxes or paper, I wonder if this is not a good idea, in don't know :(

Jasper snips her wing feathers, and the odd ones around her body,in the spring for the last two years, luckily you can't tell and eventually the remaining halves fall out. I try not to stress over it x

Could you give her the harrisons more often, even if it is mashed? Love her photo, regardless of feathers :)
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