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EmmaL

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SOCK BUDDY FOR PLUCKERS
« on: September 08, 2013, 11:02:32 AM »

My parrot is a plucker. I think it's just habit now but I'm concerned about him now that Winter is approaching. My house is pretty cold and I've read that a plucker cannot regulate their own temp. I don't want him to be freezing all Winter!

I've seen vids on Youtube about making little jumpers out of socks and was wondering if anyone does this?

My problem is how on earth do you get it on?!! I'm pretty sure I would loose a finger or two! HELP!
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Re: SOCK BUDDY FOR PLUCKERS
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2013, 11:27:29 AM »

Hi Emma
My bobby plucks I spray him regularly plus I use a aviary lamp! Plus I hide treats around his cage to keep him occupied while I'm out when I'm in he is out the cage and sits with us ..  Their is a few people on here who's birdies are pluckers I'm sure they can give you some good advice! As for the sock I'm not sure about :) but I'm intrested to hear the replies on the sock xx
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Re: SOCK BUDDY FOR PLUCKERS
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2013, 11:34:20 AM »

He has loads of toys and he's out of his cage most of the day. He doesnt really give me a choice he insists I spend most of the night scratching his head. He gets plenty of attention. I also spray him with a bird aloe vera spray to keep is skint supple.

Thank you though I will try a heat lamp.
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Re: SOCK BUDDY FOR PLUCKERS
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2013, 08:18:55 PM »

Hi EmmaL I think it's an Avian UV light you need, not a heat lamp. Someone else may be along in a bit who can give a second opinion as it may be me who's wrong but all mine have UV avian lights from www.scarlettsparrotessentials.co.uk :thumbsup:
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Re: SOCK BUDDY FOR PLUCKERS
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2013, 01:20:06 PM »

Thanks that's a great website! Will an avian lamp actually give him a bit of warmth? Doesnt say anything about haet coming from it (I know heat will obv come from it!)
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Re: SOCK BUDDY FOR PLUCKERS
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2013, 06:12:20 PM »

Hi emma, The avian lamps dont give off any heat.
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Re: SOCK BUDDY FOR PLUCKERS
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2013, 09:59:28 AM »

I have read up on avian lamps and I have ordered one for him. It isn't going to keep him warm though? I just wonder why its been recommended for him being cold?
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Re: SOCK BUDDY FOR PLUCKERS
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2013, 12:56:19 PM »

Emma let me know how you get on with the lamp, it's not something I've ever used so I'm interested to hear how others get on with it, thaks hun xx
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Re: SOCK BUDDY FOR PLUCKERS
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2013, 02:03:28 PM »

I believe the Avian lamps make a huge difference to the birds well-being, three  weeks ago my bulb went in my lamp and it was another 2 weeks before I ordered a new one and within that two weeks of not using it Gizmo was really grumpy and was constantly biting me which is something she never usually does (with me anyway) But I noticed on the odd sunny day that I had put her in the aviary she was all sweet and nice when I brought her in. Anyway I recevied my new bulb put it in and since then she's gone back to being all loving and cuddly again. A definate must for all birds in my opinion  :thumbsup:
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Re: SOCK BUDDY FOR PLUCKERS
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2013, 05:53:57 PM »

Well Harvey has had his lamp a couple of weeks now. He is growing his feathers on his chest, as he quite often does but the difference is that his downy feathers are all through. He never lets them grow through usually. I'm not getting my hopes up thats he will stop plucking because its something he's done for about 8 years now.

I read up on avian lamps and I actually feel bad that I didn't buy one sooner as I knew Calcium deficiency was an issue for greys as my mum and dad lost one because of this. After reading up on the benifits I couldn't not buy one for him!

I'll keep you posted on how he's doing x
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