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Re: Feather Plucking
« Reply #40 on: October 09, 2014, 02:57:07 PM »

aww it must be so sad and frustrating :(
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Re: Feather Plucking
« Reply #41 on: October 10, 2014, 02:24:55 PM »

Hi everyone hope you can help. I have an african grey called Gizmo she is 14 years old. A few years ago i moved house to be with my partner and shortly after Gizmo started plucking, i have tried everything to get her to stop different toys more attention etc but no joy. I think she does it as a habbit now more than anything since she now gets on with my partner. I no it probably was the stress of moving that started it or the fact i found someone. Anyone have any idea how to get her out the habbit she looks like a bald chicken lol. This is how she used to look
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Re: Feather Plucking
« Reply #42 on: October 10, 2014, 04:55:10 PM »

Hi Ian , can Ya post a recent pic please
(We love the baldys just as much :cheekkiss:
I am the mummy to 6 greys
1 is a hormonal/habitual plucker, we except her for how she is

There she is Havin a shower :)

1 plucks when caged so she lives free

There she is playing on her tree she lives on in our kitchen

And a third one who barbers his feathers bow and again
Sometimes it's during a bad moult
He looks perfectly feathered but his cage bottom says otherwise

All for different reasons but all healthy and happy

HAve you had blood work done to make sure there's no underlining problem
And do you use a avian uv light (really is a must)
And also Ebay Diet is she on ?
All this can help us help you xx
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Re: Feather Plucking
« Reply #43 on: October 10, 2014, 09:52:50 PM »

I don't have a lamp this will soon be changed never even thought of that. She has a wide range of food greens fruit parrot mix etc and a few naughty treats now and again
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