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Pretty sure we are here now..
« on: September 24, 2014, 01:38:38 PM »

Hey guys and girls. I posted a long while back about Bmans chest..

http://www.africangreyparrotcentre.co.uk/african-grey-forum/feather-issues-and-grooming/uh-oh-29966/

Since them it has been getting worse and worse and this morning I noticed skin in the shower :(

He is on the perfect diet (lacks fruit as he doesn't really touch it much at all) happy, healthy and gets plenty of fuss (too much as we recently found out!)

He has lots of toys, lots to do. Massive cage, music throughout the day when we are out..

Any tips before I come home to an oven ready grey?

He is still super happy in himself,  talking away. Happier than ever really it seems. He is now playing with me happy as anything as I type this!

We recently moved him so he has his own room, he seems so much happier. Screaming issue is 98% better.
 
He is still going through a heavy molt but I'm 99% sure this is plucking. He has had fluffy white feathers there for months now :(

He doesn't have showers very often as it results in bleeding for me (he hates it) so he has spray baths. (Which he also hates but can't bite me this way!) only when I gave him the full shower I really noticed how bad is was when the fluffier had gone flat when fully wet.

Help us :(

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Re: Pretty sure we are here now..
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2014, 01:46:13 PM »

Also, when I say heavy molt I mean HEAVY. Just looked in his tray and there are about 20 small feathers! (All clean moulted feathers)
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Re: Pretty sure we are here now..
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2014, 03:37:39 PM »

Hi Jamie
Birdie man does look to be a over preener down the left side of his tummy
He will have a bald stipe down the centre when wet (all mine do and this is normal)
How often do you shower ?
It could be do to his over bonding
Or has it started up again lately ? And do you have your central heating on yet? As this is known to dry out skin
We will never know the true causes of over preening/pluckin but if he is healthy and happy then that's  all that matters xx
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Re: Pretty sure we are here now..
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014, 07:28:51 PM »

Hi Mandi,

I have just took a better picture. You can see a pink bit of skin (which I'm actually struggling to see in person but picture really shows up)

Do you mean actual showers or spray/mist showers?

It has never really stopped, but only really noticed with a through soaking recently.

I have just bought him a smaller cage, we sat down earlier and realised the screaming and chest chewing had kind of all started since the new GIGANTIC cage.

I have got him the Liberta Cambridge cage. Hopefully will help make him feel more secure as the other one was just excessive!


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Re: Pretty sure we are here now..
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2014, 07:38:30 PM »



It looks so small! It's bigger than his first cage, but smaller than his last (as I said, that was huge)

Is this ok?
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Re: Pretty sure we are here now..
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2014, 08:00:09 PM »

Back in the main room with us with him next to the sofa and the screaming is constant! I give up lol literally can't win!
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2014, 08:37:03 PM »

Wow, that was bad! Moved him back into his big cage upstaires!

I wish I could understand him, he screams like mad down here.. But done it probably 4-5 times all week upstaires!

Is screaming happy/mad? Just wish I knew. I just don't want him to pluck :(

Brand new cage for sale if anyone is interested? :lol:
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2014, 09:02:17 PM »

Jamie, your movin too fast
A chNge of cage won't stop the scream in minutes or even hrs
I can't say I agree you putting him upstairs by himself
Regardless if you go see him 10 times a day it still won't make up for him bein centre attention
Iv seen and read of many greys put in a room by them selfie for one reason or another and it's sad :(
Please bring him back downstairs and work with him
Ignor the screams best you can
Even if you have to both walk away everytime he does the noise
Leave the room
Yes it will be annoying for a while and it make take some time
But if he wants you around he will soon work out his screams make you disapear and hopefully they will lessen n then stop
The new cage looks fab
But in my opinion the top tray needs takin out to give more light x
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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2014, 09:03:01 PM »

Ps try some camomile tea of a evening in his water bowl x
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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2014, 09:03:47 PM »

Pps maybe seak advice from a vet
Something is clearly 'bugging' him and your not givin yourself chance to work it out x
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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2014, 09:23:29 PM »

Thanks for the advice, I spend most the time on the computer up staires when I'm home and he is not out, and when I'm down stairs he comes out with me on the sofa anyway, with the puppy crying at night I just figured it gives him chance to get good sleep too?

Not a fan of the new cage, while it's super handy as it fits through the door so easy to clean (the big one doesn't fit through door so have to take it apart to clean which takes hours!)

I just feel it's too small for him?

I'm comparing it to this though?

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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2014, 09:24:19 PM »

What's the tea for Mandi?

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« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2014, 05:14:43 AM »

Jamie if he is out plenty then the cage is fine
My cages rnt huge
Camomile has a calming effect x
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Re: Pretty sure we are here now..
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2014, 07:29:26 AM »

try camomile & peppermint, my Yvie absolutely loves that.

as Mandi says as long as birdyman is out of the cage lots that smaller cage is fine. Sometimes a huge cage is overwhelming for them.
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« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2014, 11:19:18 AM »

My cage looks the same as that but darker grey, its fine for Ozzy as he demands to be out the majority of the time, like Mandi says, its too dark with the top tray in and he can climb the top bars a lot easier with it out, just put it back in when he gets his play top time out.

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« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2014, 05:37:58 PM »

It's horrible seeing him in the smaller (yet still very big) cage as he is used to his mansion :( lol

He says hello!
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« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2014, 05:38:57 PM »

Ignore my face, I just spent 10 mins taking stupid pics with him pulling faces haha
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« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2014, 06:27:59 PM »

Jamie it's up to you but maybe keep both cages
So he can come and sit downstairs and watch goings on too when ur too busy to let him out safely
It's gotta be better than bein upstairs alone when ur busy x
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« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2014, 06:52:11 PM »

He is super happy at the moment, singing, learning so many new words and hardly screaming at all. We have put his UV lamp back on now with a new bulb and spraying him at least twice a day.

His belly is a bit weird, he doesn't seem to be losing any more. BUT.. he is losing ALOT of feathers, they are molting..

I mean a lot, I just had him out for cuddles and play time and he must of shed about 5 feathers! all small ones about the size of little finger nail.

Could this be an akward molt? Just seems weird its his belly only thats like this and he has always chewed there?
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« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2014, 07:30:14 PM »

He could be Havin a big moult Jamie
Twice a day spray isn't necessary
Every day whilst moulting is enough x
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