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« on: February 14, 2017, 09:29:34 PM »

 :yahoo:  My african grey, Sunshine, has been plucking and pulling her feathers out for over a year now.  Went to an avian vet, all things are good, blood work, etc.  She is a very happy bird, but she looks awful.  She has toys in her cage and around, she flies around the house, she eats well.  Not sure what else to do.
Yes, her cage is by the window, but has been since she was born (4 years old), and yes, we have 4 dogs which make a lot of noise.  These things won't change.  ANy suggestions?
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Re: bird plucking
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2017, 06:46:01 AM »

Can we ask what diet she is on ? Does she have a avian lamp (it is needed)
Anything happen around the time she started ? Xx


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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2017, 09:13:41 AM »

Yes you really do need to tell us a lot more about your set up regarding feeding management etc ,does she have an avian light  ?
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2017, 08:20:29 PM »

No avian light, but our house is all windows and there is tremendous light.
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 07:15:23 PM »

No avian light, but our house is all windows and there is tremendous light.
I'm afraid this don't count
It has to be direct sunlight not filtered through a window as the glass takes out the important stuff :(
You have to provide a aviary for half hour every day of his life or use a avian specific light


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