My Blue Crown Conure Kiku has developed an issue where he is plucking his leg feathers. He's had numerous vet visits and while they're trying hard to figure out what the issue they really don't know why this happens.
One of the things I tried was a home made spray of water and Apple Cider Vinegar, and the vet (who's great) said it was ok to do. It worked ok, but I was worried that it wasn't soothing in any way. I also tried Aloe gel, but it was hard to apply and Kiku didn't seem to like it.
Searching for something that would be lubricating and soothing I found this and it's great. Giving him a spray stops him plucking for a while, though it hasn't been a cure. Kiku seems to like it and it has a pleasant aroma.
Interestingly, when I told the vet, who has a number of her own birds, that I had gotten him a preening spray, she wanted to know exactly which one. When I showed her a picture of the bottle she said "Oh, that's the one I have for my birds. It's great", which made me feel good!
One other note: I ordered on a Friday and texted to find out when it would ship. I received a prompt response and was told it would ship on Monday, which was reasonable. However, on Saturday I received an email saying my order had shipped and in fact it arrived on Monday! Much quicker than expected and very much appreciated.
Before i try the collar I decided to try the sprays to reduce the itchiness I saw in the bird which resulted in pulling out his feathers. I have only used the bird bath a couple of times and already he seems more comfortable. I want to comment on the service.. I received my order but it was incorrect due to the stress the store is under to fulfill orders quickly during the busy Christmas season. I contacted the owner immediately upon seeing the partially fulfilled order and boy was she quick on making it right. After all the quality of a business is judged best when things don’t go perfectly and seeing the response one receives. Well done