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Re: Plucking or not please help
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2017, 07:34:00 PM »

What about givin her a yellow pages or a Argos book to destroy
Just remove the glossy cover :)


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Re: Plucking or not please help
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2017, 08:08:12 PM »

That sounds like a good idea
Looks like my local argos will be getting raided lol
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Re: Plucking or not please help
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2017, 08:17:31 PM »

I'm not going to add much more to what the others have told you ,accept we own a plucker and we spray her every day .You've got to think about the dry air that we all have in our homes .Were getting lots of feathers and down off our two at the moment.You can't beat Scarlett's for all your parrot requirements.
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Re: Plucking or not please help
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2017, 11:23:10 PM »

Hi guys
Spoke to my vet and sent him the pictures
Here is his reply.
Thank you for the images.

It looks like some downy feathers are prominent but the main flight feathers seem intact. It could be related to Spring moult in which case it may take a few weeks to sort itself out. There also the possibility that the bird could start over preening and plucking as Greys can be prone to this. So make sure that the bird has toys to play with and occupy her mind although be careful not to introduce too many new toys at one time as this may cause some stress.

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Re: Plucking or not please help
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2017, 11:27:14 PM »

This is how one of her wings look now
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Re: Plucking or not please help
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2017, 11:28:26 PM »

Is this preening?
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Re: Plucking or not please help
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2017, 07:19:08 AM »

It could be a bad moult , do you spray often ?
Has she a uv lamp
I'll post a link incase you don't ?
They really do need one for their wellbeing , feather oils , calcium etc etc
All avian vets should recommend one :)
http://www.scarlettsparrotessentials.co.uk/avian-sun-lamp-starter-kit


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Re: Plucking or not please help
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2017, 08:46:48 AM »

Ours are both moulting heavy at present ,so we always make sure they get a light spray every day now
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Re: Plucking or not please help
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2017, 10:31:00 PM »

Hi
Yes i spray her everyday now
And let her out her cage as long as possible.

I ordered the lamp it came on Wednesday but the bulb was broken
So sent it back
There gonna send a new bulb.
Soon as it arrives it will be on
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Re: Plucking or not please help
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2017, 10:35:14 PM »

Heres tonights update
They don't seem that bad.
And in the background theres the box for the lamp
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Re: Plucking or not please help
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2017, 10:41:32 PM »

She loves her strokes
Butter wouldnt melt
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Re: Plucking or not please help
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2017, 09:40:36 AM »

She's beautiful hopefully it's just a bad moult, the lamp will help too :)
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« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2017, 06:38:10 PM »

Aww such a cutie x


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Re: Plucking or not please help
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2017, 06:30:47 PM »

Thanks guys.
Ive owned her for about 9 month and i really carnt
Imagine life without Ruby in it.
She is very loud
Very very messy
Very needy but it's all good.
I wouldn't change her in any shape or form.
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Re: Plucking or not please help
« Reply #34 on: March 18, 2017, 07:43:29 PM »

Honestly once you get a grey you're at their mercy, they steal your heart ❤️
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Re: Plucking or not please help
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2017, 09:39:32 AM »

Honestly once you get a grey you're at their mercy, they steal your heart ❤️
So true
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Re: Plucking or not please help
« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2017, 06:55:29 PM »

Hi
Its nearly been 2 weeks since ive posted and tbh im getting quite concerned
With Rubys progress.
Ive got the light on for around 10 hours a day
I mix her diet with fresh veggies and Harrisons
And shes out alot more.
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« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2017, 06:56:13 PM »

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