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Is Oscar plucking his feathers?

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Is Oscar plucking his feathers?
« on: July 04, 2018, 07:21:30 PM »

Hello,

Iíve not had to post in here for ages as all is going really well with Oscar and our family. Lovely happy little bird, well played with and fed a well balanced diet.

However, a week or two ago I noticed his chest feathers were looking pretty fluffy and not sitting correctly. We initially thought heís going through a molt as thereís a few downy feathers lying about the place.

However, Iím starting to think it could be plucking. Iíve never heard or seen him plucking and Iím getting a wee bit concerned it is.

Can you look at the attached pictures and let me know what you think.

Thanks

Dona


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Re: Is Oscar plucking his feathers?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 07:48:14 AM »

Hi Dona

sorry, people rarely use the forum anymore, I check in every couple of days. It does look like he might be over preening a bit. Mine is currently moulting and looking a bit scruffy so it might be a bit of that too for Oscar.

Have you sprayed him recently? Easier said than done but it might be worth a try, he might be itchy. Any changes in his life?
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Re: Is Oscar plucking his feathers?
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2018, 11:22:56 AM »

Yeah Iím thinking heís over preening and moulting a lot. Heís now got these type of feathers growing on his back which are annoying him. Have you seen this before?


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Re: Is Oscar plucking his feathers?
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2018, 11:23:16 AM »




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Re: Is Oscar plucking his feathers?
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2018, 06:46:52 AM »

Hi Dona , I just think heís over preening during a moult
It does make them itchy
Lots of sprays and a good soak once a week leaving plenty of time to dry befor bed will help :)
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