Do you have a feather plucking bird that you're worried about? You've come to the right place!
The good news is that with a personalized feather plucking plan tailored to your bird's individual needs, you can help them feel more comfortable, reduce the plucking, and get them back on track faster.
FIRST THINGS FIRST
It’s important to have your plucking bird examined by an avian veterinarian as soon as possible.
An avian vet can help uncover any medical issues that might be causing the bird to pluck. They might want to...
If your bird is sick or elderly please consult with your avian vet. If you don't feel comfortable with your vet's opinion, you may wish to get a second opinion versus disregard all medical recommendations.
The goal now is to get your bird healthy and pain-free. Talk to your vet about whether your bird has the stamina to even wear a bird collar. Heavy collars can add a lot of stress to an already stressed out bird. Shop a lightweight DYI pattern, instead.
If your bird is healthy, keep reading.
When it comes to feather plucking, it is important to determine the type of plucker your bird is to develop the most effective treatment plan.
MILD: Occasional minor feather damage
MODERATE:Frequent plucking with lots of missing, damaged feathers and minor abrasions (like the African grey pictured).
Does either of these sound like your bird?
If your bird has a more serious problem keep reading.
SEVERE: Compulsive plucking & picking with a large portion of the body affected or abrasions that need medical care
SELF-MUTILATION:These bird's compulsively chew into their skin posing a real health danger. Notice this Galah's chest and legs.
Do either of these sound like your bird?
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