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Help - adopted parrot. How do I stop the plucking?

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Help - adopted parrot. How do I stop the plucking?
« on: January 13, 2017, 12:03:50 AM »

Hi,

I adopted an African Grey today, he's 7 and such a cuddly chap. Problem is his previous owner went into hospital and the parrot was alone for 10 weeks and has plucked nearly all his beautiful feathers out - including wings and tail. I can see his red feathers are starting to grow back. Any advise on stopping this habit? He cannot fly with those wings :-(

We were given spray for him but whenever he sees the bottle he tries attacking it - so I dont want to cause him more stress after just being moved into a new home.

Thanks for reading and hope you can share your advice
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Re: Help - adopted parrot. How do I stop the plucking?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2017, 12:21:47 AM »

All you can do is give them time, patience and the tools to heal and hope with love they feather back. You may find settling in will solve much. Good diet, uv bulbs plenty of out time use a little training. Biggest hint I've got is earn their trust sometimes they just want to do their thing. As for spraying I've got a hater we just use the sink. Try a finer mist from a higher height. Some do bowls even showers Will runs under it for me but has no interest. Just remember they see the parrot eating monster in the most bizarre and obscure bits.

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Re: Help - adopted parrot. How do I stop the plucking?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2017, 08:44:23 AM »

aww glad he's at yours now, poor thing, was he getting fed during that time?

don't worry trying to spray him at the minute if it upsets him, if he's desperate for a bath he'll jump in his water bowl. You can start tackling that stuff when he's happier again.

Hopefully he'll let his feathers grow back once he's settled poor thing. He won't be able to fly so just leave his door open for him to venture out. If he does come out just leave him, don't try and approach in case you startle him and he crash flies.

Time will help, but at least he's with you now, keep us updated :)
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Re: Help - adopted parrot. How do I stop the plucking?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2017, 03:28:03 PM »

Aww bless him
So pleased he found you
I have a plucker too,
I've never been able to stop it but I know she's happy and healthy
Keep us posted xx


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