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I need some info on what to put on my bird pulls out his feathers

some kind of cream or what to do?

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MJane

Asked by MJane at 5:35 PM on Jun. 26, 2008 in Pets

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  • Have you asked in the parrot lovers forum group?
    Take the bird to a vet. they will probally put him on downers. Try and figure out what has changed (you spend less time with him, you moved, new toys, new baby, dog, cat, BF) to make him pull his feathers. You can also get a cone collar from a vet for parrot's and smaller birds to keep him from pulling his feathers. DONT put ANY cream on the bird!! Don't do it. I own birds BTW......SOO many things could be making it pull feathers.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 7:10 PM on Jun. 26, 2008

  • IM NOT A VET BUT LIKE EVEY SUMMER MY PARROT PULL OUT HER FEATHERS(NOT ALL AT ONCE OR ANYTHING)AND IT SEEMS NORMAL TO ME. BUT SOME SAY IF IT LOOKS BALDING LIKE, IT COULD BE NERIOUS AND THATS WHY IT DOES THAT. HAVE YOU HAD THE BIRD A WHILE? HAS IT DONE THIS BEFORE? MAYBE GO TO THE VET IF IT LOOKS TOO BAD.
    KAYOCHOA

    Answer by KAYOCHOA at 7:51 PM on Jun. 26, 2008

  • psychologically, birds 'pluck' themselves when unhappy or stressed, which can come from a whole host of reasons. in the wild, a 'plucked' bird would not be able to fly and would soon be caught by a predator. molting birds do not pluck out their feathers in excess-meaning they dont leave bald patches. dont put anything on the bird- most creams and such can be toxic and the bird will probably injest some of it. take it to the vet, try to find out what's going on different that is stressing the bird. the vet can give it 'downers' and in extreme cases put a collar on it so it can't reach it's body to pluck. you want to make your bird happy, not medicated or restrained, which could lead to futher depression. what type of bird do you have? plucking aka self mutilation. do some 'net research to see if anything seems familiar about your ty[e of bird. http://www.mytoos.com/main.shtml good luck!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:45 AM on Jun. 27, 2008

  • thank you all.
    MJane

    Answer by MJane at 7:02 AM on Jun. 27, 2008

  • I would make sure your bird isn't in a high traffic area of the house that causes stress
    Mel

    Answer by Mel at 6:11 PM on Jun. 30, 2008

  • My hairstylist has several parrots, one of which is always bald. She is constantly pulling out her feathers. The vet has tried everything and nothing helps. She does not seem stressed at all, it's just like she prefers to be nakey. She's always saying "pretty bird," too, which is hilarious because she's the ugliest thing I've ever seen.
    heydooney

    Answer by heydooney at 2:01 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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