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Full Range Of Protection
Parrot feather plucking help is all we do. Browse our full range of UnRuffledRx Bird Collars for mild through severe plucking, wound recovery products for self-mutilation, bird calming aids, and environmental aids. The Parrot Feather Plucking Workbook by Diane Burroughs, LCSW, provides comprehensive, research-based solutions for parrot plucking like step-by-step behavior modification worksheets that guide you through managing parrot feather destructive behavior.
Choosing And Training
Parrot feather plucking can stem from medical, care and environmental, or behavioral causes. Now that you know that the plucking has turned into a chronic problem. its time to look at how to manage feather plucking. First, protect your parrot from self-harm with a parrot plucking collar. Confused? Click here to Choose a collar that protects your pets preferred plucking area.
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- What kind of bird you have?
- How severe is the parrot plucking?
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- Is your bird under an avian veterinarians care?
How a Parrot Gets Addicted to Feather Plucking
You may have taken your bird to the vet and been told that its feather plucking "behavioral." Behavioral feather plucking is caused by bird’s need to alleviate anxiety. Here's how it works. When your parrot feels intense pain, the brain emits mood calming chemicals, which in turn temporarily relieve anxiety. Plucking hurts! The addiction happens quickly. You'll want to attack the problem with a multi-pronged approach. Protect your bird from immediate damage and figure out what may be causing the anxiety. A bird collar and Parrot Calming Supplements, will be important first steps in getting the issue under control.
Bird Safe Materials
We only use soft fleece, Kevlar thread, Veg-tan leather, and Velcro in our parrot plucking collars. You don’t have safe to worry about your bird swallowing fraying thread or chewing on unsafe materials. Most UnRuffledRx Bird Collars feature our signature-preening fleece to occupy your parrots’ preening needs. Please know that finding a collar that your bird both tolerates and that keeps it from its feathers is a process.we'll work with you to figure it out.
Stop Feather Plucking
Does parrot feather plucking have you stumped?Join for our newsletter to get access to our Parrot Plucking Bootcamp. Visit our eBooks section. Gain all of the knowledge and confidence that you'll need to get feather plucking under control in The Parrot Feather Plucking Behavior Workbook, where we cover causative factors, best practice treatment and walk you through a step-by-step behavior modification plan suited your own parrot’s feather picking habit.
The Whole Package
You can manage feather plucking in your sweet bird. Learn everything you need to know about parrot plucking in The Parrot Feather Plucking Workbook. Get your copy today.
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8 MUST KNOW FACTS ABOUT PARROT FEATHER PLUCKING
BIRD COLLARS ACT AS A PLUCKING BAND-AID
After a thorough check-up by your avian vet, bird collars are the first step in parrot feather plucking treatment. Bird collars act as a barrier to keep the bird from plucking feathers and it is highly recommended that you use them with along with a variety of other strategies. Experiment to find bird collars that your bird tolerates but that also stop feather plucking.
MATCHED BIRD COLLARS MAKE FOR A LESS ANXIOUS PET
Experts agree that birds respond best to bird collars of similar color to their natural plumage. Sure, festive collars are cute, but an anxious bird needs to feel "normal" in its bird collar. If your parrot gets anxious with new colors, choose from a variety of bird collars that match your parrot’s natural plumage to reduce stress and anxiety.
HAND-FED CHICKS ARE PRONE TO ADULT ONSET OF ANXIETY
Avian veterinarians and parrot specialists consistently agree that hand-fed chicks are more prone to adult onset of anxiety related feather plucking. These birds seem to have missed out on major developmental milestones causing a lot of anxiety. Anxiety reduction is a major component to stop feather plucking.
FEATHER PICKING INDUCED PAIN RELEASES CALMING ENDORPHINS
Just like people who cut themselves or pull their hair out, plucking feathers is addictive. Intense pain releases highly addictive endorphins into the body that instantly relieves anxiety. Once addicted to endorphine anxiety relief, the behavior becomes an obsessive need. That’s why caretakers turn to behavior modification to stop feather plucking.
DISCOVER WHEN PLUCKING FEATHERS HAPPENS
Parrot plucking seems to occur more when there is a lot of hustle bustle or unpredictable events going on. Do a time-study to learn when your parrot plucks and use parrot calming supplements at those times to stop feather plucking. Parrot calming supplements like AviCalm, Herbal Relaxation or Pluck No More are all natural and work well. Nobody wants a "drugged up" parrot, but that can be managed too. Tinker with dosing and administration timing. Evidence shows that medicating in early morning and upon arrival home from work offers optimum results.
PARROTS NEED A DIFFERENT KIND OF LOVE
Parrots are exotic pets that need specialized care and environmental enrichment. They tend to become very stressed out when their physical, environmental, socialization and enrichment needs are not met, which may contribute to plucking feathers. Explore how you can meet these needs, whether it be by joining a Facebook group or doing independent research as one way to manage parrot stress.
GET THE STRAIGHT STORY ON BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION
Behavioral feather plucking requires an understanding of behavior modification, something that most of us don’t know much about. Learn how to track your parrots triggers and unwanted behavior in The Parrot Feather Plucking Workbook. Discover how to set up an individualized behavior modification plan specifically for your parrot. Learn how you can respond to parrot plucking so that you can promote desired behaviors and stop feather plucking for good.
TRACK YOUR PROGRESS FOR BETTER RESULTS
It is helpful to pace your parrot feather plucking treatment by using only a few strategies at a time. Track and log all changes by date to find out which strategies stop feather plucking and which strategies actually raise parrot anxiety. If a strategy is curbing parrot plucking, by all means, continue it. However it if it makes parrot plucking worse after a few weeks, discontinue it.
Parrot Feather Plucking Remedies that Help Stop Plucking
- Use a bird collar for parrots as your first line of defense.
- Address underlying plucking causes like, anxiety, environment, socialization, parrot care and training strategies
- Always use force-free or positive training methods to teach your bird new skills.
- Feed your bird an optimum, species specific diet and use bird vitamins for feathers
- Don’t beat yourself up. Your anxiety about parrot plucking feeds into your birds behavior, increasing feather picking.