Have you ever wondered, "how to calm a parrot down?" It can be done. High strung parrots is a common problem. Screaming, biting, even feather plucking. Read our blog, 10 tips on How to Calm a Parrot Down, now.
One contributing factor to parrot plucking is a parrot being in a chronic hormonal state. Learn how chronic hormonal states in parrots contribute to the development of a parrot plucking habit and what to do about it.
If you're looking for home remedies for feather plucking, consider enhancing environmental elements to mimic those that wild parrots experience. A parrots entire body structure is designed to support life in a rainforest like environment, including flight. Parrots living in the artificial home environment simply are not adapted to life like domesticated pets. Start gathering ideas of how to enhance environmental elements of your parrots life here.
As part of our Parrot Plucking Series, we've developed a guide on grooming a parrot. Here, we'll cover 4 important things to know about grooming a parrot: how to towel a parrot, bathing your bird, wing trimming, and beak and nail trimming. Find lots of pictures and visuals to guide the way.
One of the most common problems veterinarians see is parrot malnutrition. Not only is it hard to duplicate a wild parrot diet but parrots can be picky eaters! Take a look at the parrot food pyramid and find out common nutritional deficiencies that contribute to parrot feather plucking.
So, you want to take the plunge and learn about behavioral modification to stop feather plucking. Behavior modification is the most effective parrot feather plucking treatment when your avian vet tells you that the problem is behavioral. So, learn how to do a time study to learn the A - B- C's of parrot plucking.
As flock animals, hand-reared African grey parrots are prone to plucking and self-mutilation problems. One cause of feather plucking for African Grey Parrots is insufficient calcium blood levels. Balancing the appropriate amount of calcium for your grey is somewhat tricky because over dosing and under dosing symptoms and health effects are similar. I'd suggest having your avian veterinarian monitor your Greys calcium levels so that you get a good balance, Not too little, not too much. As sad as it is to see, these behaviors can be managed and your pet can have a great quality of life. Find the hope that you need in this blog.
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