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Self-mutilating birds have developed a dangerous, compulsive habit of chewing their own skin and wounding themselves. Often, this behavior escalated into an addiction, which would require long-term treatment.
Keep in mind, that mutilation has become a way of coping with stress so it will be important to really work on all 3 steps. Also, it will be helpful to work closely with an experienced avian veterinarian who is familiar with psychotropic medications that curb compulsive behaviors. To learn more about this check out this video by one of our avian partners.
⚕️Just a quick reminder... ⚕️
Sometimes a self-mutilation is due to a medical issue. So, if your bird hasn't been to the vet for a wellness exam in the last 6 - 12 months, please schedule an appointment as soon as you can. The vet will do an exam to make sure all systems are operating properly.
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