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Plucking or not please help
« on: March 11, 2017, 10:36:31 PM »

Hi everyone im Hass
Ive owned Ruby for about 9 months now
Shes a real pleasure to have.
For the last week ive noticed her feathers seem damaged
Or plucked.
Theres no abnornal amount of little white feathers in her cage
Im really worried shes started or starting to pluck.
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Re: Plucking or not please help
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2017, 10:39:51 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2017, 10:41:50 PM »

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Re: Plucking or not please help
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2017, 11:48:48 PM »

 The white feathers are down and they are fine, you'll find loads when they are moulting and nothing to be concerned about. However looking at the last pic the feathers are messy and do look like she's been chewing. Do you mist or bathe her at all?
Can you tell us whether she has an avian lamp, what food she has and her routine? Has anything changed in her world?


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Re: Plucking or not please help
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2017, 11:59:29 PM »

Hi Kazky
Thank you for replying
Rubys on Harrison's high protency daily
Aswell as fresh fruit daily (apples pears plums)
She dont get misted but tends to bath herself.
I dont have a avian lamp
We moved home last week but she looked messy before but not this bad.
If shes chewing what causes it and what can we do to stop her.
Really appreciate the response
Very concerned owner
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Re: Plucking or not please help
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2017, 12:20:05 PM »

Hi Hass
Ruby really does need a avian Uv lamp
It's a must , they are natural outdoor animals so need sunlight to give the vitamin D this will help them process calcium , helps them see correctly as well as loads more health benefits
As for the fruit , cut this down and feed safe vegetables daily instead
Can I also ask how much out of the cage time she gets ?
And could we have a more distant photo so we can see all the body x


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Re: Plucking or not please help
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2017, 12:54:53 PM »

Hi Mandi
Thanks for the reply
Wheres the best place to get a avian lamp
And how long should it be on for?
Which veggies are best to feed Ruby?
Shes out her cage roughly 3-4 times aweek for at least 2 hours minimum.
Ill try and get better pictures but struggling to upload them as the have to be diwnsized
To up load
Thanks again
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2017, 01:39:16 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2017, 01:40:57 PM »

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Re: Plucking or not please help
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2017, 02:15:31 PM »

Mandi's your expert on this, but I just wanted to add that she needs more time out of her cage, that could be an issue, they can get very bored & then start chewing.
They should have time out every day, as soon as I am home from work mine are out & all weekend, so they get a minimum of 4 hours a day & at least 8 hours a day at weekend. I know everyone can't always give them that much time out but as much as possible is needed.
Can you let her out more? Also does she have lots of toys in her cage?
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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2017, 02:23:50 PM »

Hi Kazky thank you for reply
Ill have to let her out more and hopefully i haven't caused long term
Damage
As for toys she has more toys then i did when i was a baby
She has lots of toys in her cage but not where its overly crowed
I do rotate her toys in the cage regularly
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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2017, 03:13:32 PM »

we do spoil them don't we? Try letting her out more & definitely get an avian lamp, you can get one at scarlettsparrotsessentials.co.uk they are about 40 ish, I keep mine on for about 3 hours a day during the week & 8ish on a weekend. You can use them all day if you want, it doesn't harm them :)
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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2017, 03:22:00 PM »

Here's a link to the lamps
http://www.scarlettsparrotessentials.co.uk/avian-sun-lamp-starter-kit


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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2017, 04:16:20 PM »

Hi thanks again
Ive just purchased the lamp thanks for the link

Looking at the pictures what do you guys think rubys doing.
Should i be really concerned
And what vegetables should she be having
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« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2017, 04:28:35 PM »




















Here's a list of safe foods
Scarlett the place tou have just ordered your lamp from also does a beg soak mix as well as a tropical soak mix an f the sprouting seeds too
You could always add to your order
I'll post the links in a sec


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« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2017, 04:43:06 PM »

Wow thank you soo much Mandi
Ill give her the vegetables suggested and will look into
The soak mix.

What do you guys recon on the pictures ive sent
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« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2017, 06:38:49 PM »

Wow thank you soo much Mandi
Ill give her the vegetables suggested and will look into
The soak mix.

What do you guys recon on the pictures ive sent
Many thanks Hass

It could be the lack of the UV rays a well as showers
Does she have plenty of toys to chew ?
Baby's are also very Cumbsy and damage their feathers
Does she run them on the bars too ?
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Re: Plucking or not please help
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2017, 06:42:14 PM »

How old is she?
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« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2017, 06:53:54 PM »

Hi
Rubys around 16 months old.
Shes got toys that she chews like some leather thingy which she loves.
She does this thing where she'll hang on the bars with her beak and sort of crawl.
Ruby is not massively clumsly.
When Rubys out the cage for the first time she flaps her wings excitedly but holds on to me.
Shes done this in her cage too
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