Bird Collars for Parrot Self Mutilation
Parrot Self Mutilation is a distressing problem that can occur with any species, but is more common in African Grey's, Cockatoo's, and Quaker Parrots. It is believed that self-mutilation is an obsessive compulsive disorder that becomes addictive in nature. Parrot self-mutilation often requires a multi-pronged approach of prescription grade medications, environmental management, and an effective barrier. Learn more about parrot self-mutilation in my upcoming book, The Feather Destructive Behavior Workbook: 8 Secrets to Curb Plucking and Self-Mutilation in Parrots.
Management efforts should concentrate on the following:
- Experiment to find a very sturdy collar that the bird can tolerate.
- Work with a knowledgeable avian vet to find calming medications.
- Use bird safe wound healing gel such as Medihoney or Vet Aid Spray.
- Provide for optimum parrot husbandry and environmental management to reduce parrot stressors.
- Learn behavior modification strategies found in, The Feather Destructive Behavior Workbook: 8 Secrets to Curb Plucking and Self-Mutilation in Parrots.
Bird Collars for Parrot Self Mutilation are an important component of managing this distressing problem.
Bird Collar Barriers are an important part of solving feather plucking in parrots.