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Senior or frail birds that are pulling their feathers require an individualized approach to get to the bottom of the behavior. Before using a bird collar, talk to your vet about it. Bird collars can put a strain on a weak or frail bird, so always talk to your vet to determine if your bird is able to handle the weight of a bird collar.
⚕️Just a quick reminder... ⚕️
Sometimes feather plucking is due to a medical issue, especially if it started late in life. 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.
While it may be tempting to try to interrupt your bird's plucking with a bird collar, talk about it with your avian vet first. Our lightest bird collar suggestions would be to make a Birdie Bandana or a Sock Vest. Even so, it is important to assess whether your bird is strong enough to get around in a collar. The weight of a collar, especially if it gets wet, could be a safety hazard.
The goal of working with a frail or senior bird should be to improve it's vitality and it's quality of life with wellness and eliminating triggers that induce plucking behavior.
If your bird is showing signs of illness make an immediate vet appointment.
Parrot wellness includes everything from nutritition and enrichment to pain management and lifestage care.
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1. Familiarize yourself with signs of avian pain and illness and help alleviate their distress.
2. Provide the best nutrition possible.
3. Make food and water easy to access.
4. Reduce the possiblity of falling by lowering perches.
5. Perform daily wellness checks on your bird.
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