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Pluck no more?
« on: April 07, 2013, 09:38:55 AM »

Charlie-Macaw is an habitual plucker. He has plucking toys from Scarletts,  aloe showers and lots of attention but someone has recently suggested Pluck no more.

Has anyone tried it? If so did it work?

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Re: Pluck no more?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2013, 10:39:19 AM »

Bless him.

I have heard of pluck no more, but have never used it - but im sure someone on here has...just trying to think who

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Re: Pluck no more?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2013, 02:40:35 PM »

i tried it for coco and georgie some time last year i think, only used 1 bottle. think its too expensive to spray as often as they recommend, and give in the water.

Also after the 1st bottle finished, and i was umming and arring on doing the full 3 month recommended course (2-3 more bottles), i read something about the ingredients that stopped me in my tracks. was something about the toxins.

i'll have a look around try and find it and post if i do.
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Re: Pluck no more?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2013, 08:35:05 AM »

Thanks for the advice. I think I will give it a miss what with the toxin notices. He has a sun lamp, and loves the Preening Paradise toy plus soother sprays and plain water sprays everyday.  Its getting better but I've only had him a week and half. He was very neglected in his last home.

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Re: Pluck no more?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2013, 10:06:16 AM »

I always think if there were 'miracle' cures and it was just as easy as spraying them with something there would be no plucked birds and the vets would be selling it for a hell of a lot of money!

I think a combination of things are needed with plucking, health checks first to rule out illness, then it`s a case of spray baths, love, lots of stimulation with toys, god diet, sun lamp and nothing more than time :)
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2013, 06:05:19 AM »

Fully agree with the scarletts post, there is no one thing to "fix" a plucker. Just lots of things to try and maybe a few of them will help
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2013, 08:49:46 AM »

Ahh bless him he's really gone to work on his feathers hasn't he...I totally agree with Scarlett! I've 2 pluckers an one (missie) who we have had 3 years is more or less stopped plucking, she has a nibble now and again but she's miles better than what she was when she first came to us, all though trying a number of different methods, love attention, lots of toys, showers etc...poppy also a plucker has only been with us from beginning of feb and she's getting better slowly but surely, thing is many birds who pluck always will, as long as we give them the right diet, love attention and make them happy that's all that matters xxx


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Re: Pluck no more?
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2013, 09:58:09 AM »

i think there's one thing you have to be aware of with all these products anything that you spray onto your bird they will start to preen themselfs so it will be digested so whatever you use make sure you read the label and see that its safe. if it says keep away from children or such or if there's some chemical in it i would not use it. myself i would only use plain old water i do sometimes add a drop of apple cider vinegar to the water ,
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