Bird Collars for Moderate Feather Plucking Parrots

Range of Feather Plucking Behavior

Moderate Feather Pluckers have some bald spots, but no lesions.   These birds compulsively pluck in one or more areas on their bodies but are not totally bald. The affected areas may have follicle damage. Moderate feather plucking parrots are at risk of having the problem worsen.  

How to Manage Feather Plucking for Moderate Pluckers

The bird is uncomfortable and should be seen by an avian veterinarian to rule out a contributing medical disorder.  Management efforts should concentrate on the following:

  • Use a sturdy bird collar and train your bird to tolerate it. 
  • Use bird calming supplements, as needed
  • Bathe and care for irritated skin
  • Ensure that the bird has a premium diet including bird vitamins and feather growth supplements
  • Commit to using behavior modification strategies for long-term results found in  The Feather Plucking Remedies for Birds Workbook for help.

    Bird Collar Barriers are an important part of solving feather plucking in parrots.

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