Sometimes it is hard to give feedback on products for plucking because it takes more than several months to begin seeing if something is working. I use the aloe vera in conjunction with bee pollen, avicalm, palm oil and from the drug store 3 antibiotic ointment for where her skin was scabbed and itchy, spreading it thinly on her wounds. I think the most important thing is that her abrasions don't turn into an infection. I have been using all that for about 2 to 3 months. Yesterday I took her to the vet~and he said her skin is baby soft (well that means her skin is softer than mine!) She passed all her tests showing her very healthy. I feel the items I am using on her especially the aloe spray are helping. Now I have to see whether she plucks the new feathers that are coming in. She is growing back her collar feathers, and along her back between her wings. It will take a long time for her other feathers to emerge. My attitude is that I have obsessive compulsive habits, so if chewing or plucking her feathers remains a habit for her, I can at least protect her from any skin infections and or itching~the palm oil, I feed all three of my parrots everyday, also the bee pollen. Everyone is healthy. I feel the aloe spray is important.
The aloe Vera spray is working great already. Don't have the suits yet
My 20 year old African Gray parrot, Xena, is slowly beginning to improve from her chronic feather picking since using this spray a couple times a day. She looks better and I'm sure she feels better, too!
Arrived noon today, I'm impressed. You've some excellent guidelines and training tips. My behavior skills with parrots focuses on trust issues-you are right on. The items are top notch quality- I think the mediums seem a little small for my citron and the large a tad tight for my umbrella cockatoo. I'll try to stretch the openings a little. I think a size up would work better. Both birds have no trouble with flight suits or flight leashes. The tight fit gets them anxious as it pulls or catches on neck and throats feathers. Any suggestions?