African Grey Feather Pluc

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African Grey Feather Pluc

Post by barbara bran » Thu, 07 Jul 1994 14:31:37



-> Also, African Grey's are VERY intelligent birds and need a great deal
-> of mental stimulation.  Make sure there are plenty of toys in the cag
-> and that you change them out frequently.  Also, try to include your b
-> in as much of your daily life as possible--get him out of that cage.
->
-> Hope this helps!

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one having this problem right now
(I feel bad for the birds).  My African Grey started chewing his
feathers again, I took him to the vet, nothing physicaly wrong with the
little stinker, just mad because I've worked alot lately.  There is a
great spray out for feather picking, called Bitter Apple, I know my Grey
hates it.

Has anyone else had any luck keeping their birds from feather picking?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!!

Barbara Branam

 
 
 

African Grey Feather Pluc

Post by barbara bran » Sun, 10 Jul 1994 12:59:35


-> Also, African Grey's are VERY intelligent birds and need a great deal
-> of mental stimulation.  Make sure there are plenty of toys in the cag
-> and that you change them out frequently.  Also, try to include your b
-> in as much of your daily life as possible--get him out of that cage.
->
-> Hope this helps!

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one having this problem right now
(I feel bad for the birds).  My African Grey started chewing his
feathers again, I took him to the vet, nothing physicaly wrong with the
little stinker, just mad because I've worked alot lately.  There is a
great spray out for feather picking, called Bitter Apple, I know my Grey
hates it.

Has anyone else had any luck keeping their birds from feather picking?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!!

Barbara Branam

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African Grey Feather Pluc

Post by barbara bran » Sun, 10 Jul 1994 12:59:36


-> Also, African Grey's are VERY intelligent birds and need a great deal
-> of mental stimulation.  Make sure there are plenty of toys in the cag
-> and that you change them out frequently.  Also, try to include your b
-> in as much of your daily life as possible--get him out of that cage.
->
-> Hope this helps!

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one having this problem right now
(I feel bad for the birds).  My African Grey started chewing his
feathers again, I took him to the vet, nothing physicaly wrong with the
little stinker, just mad because I've worked alot lately.  There is a
great spray out for feather picking, called Bitter Apple, I know my Grey
hates it.

Has anyone else had any luck keeping their birds from feather picking?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!!

Barbara Branam

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African Grey Feather Pluc

Post by barbara bran » Mon, 11 Jul 1994 10:27:52


-> Also, African Grey's are VERY intelligent birds and need a great deal
-> of mental stimulation.  Make sure there are plenty of toys in the cag
-> and that you change them out frequently.  Also, try to include your b
-> in as much of your daily life as possible--get him out of that cage.
->
-> Hope this helps!

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one having this problem right now
(I feel bad for the birds).  My African Grey started chewing his
feathers again, I took him to the vet, nothing physicaly wrong with the
little stinker, just mad because I've worked alot lately.  There is a
great spray out for feather picking, called Bitter Apple, I know my Grey
hates it.

Has anyone else had any luck keeping their birds from feather picking?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!!

Barbara Branam

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African Grey Feather Pluc

Post by Dave Bra » Tue, 12 Jul 1994 03:38:33



Quote:

>I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one having this problem right now
>(I feel bad for the birds).  My African Grey started chewing his
>feathers again, I took him to the vet, nothing physicaly wrong with the
>little stinker, just mad because I've worked alot lately.  There is a
>great spray out for feather picking, called Bitter Apple, I know my Grey
>hates it.

>Has anyone else had any luck keeping their birds from feather picking?
>Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
>Thanks!!

My Grey also chews her feathers. The behavior seems tied to the amount
of attention that she gets. Unfortunately, we are usually not able to
giver her as much as she would like. Since we are both gone for at
least part of the day. There have been some long periods of time when
someone is home alomost all of the time. During these times the
fethere chewing will stop.

If at any time we aren't home, or if she isn't able to be in the same
room with someone she will chew her feathers.  This is in spite of
having a great many toys, and our other bird for company.

I have tried a couple of different bitter sprays that were supposed to
discourage feather chewing but these did not seem to slow her down at
all (I don't think the one you mention was one of those that I tried
though).

The only thing that seems to stop the chewing is for her to be almost
constantly in the company of one or the other of her people. It does
make me feel guilty when we have to leave her alone during the day.
She is such a sweet bird otherwise.

--Dave B.

--

Dave Braze                              

Home Phone: (209) 227-3162               California State University, Fresno

 
 
 

African Grey Feather Pluc

Post by Linda Knapp SE Sun Seattle 206-889-13 » Wed, 13 Jul 1994 04:43:48


Jake my Neurotic (Hey this is the bird that tries to walk to me and
chew his toenails at the same time!)  Grey Turkey Chews his
wings were they have been clipped I relate it to someone chewing
their fingernails or more appropriatly worrying at a hangnail.
I bought Jake one of those cotton rope perches
plus a short cotton rope toy to chew on. I also am letting his wings
grow out and if they ever get past the chewed up stage and need clipping
I will clip out towards the tips more instead of where the feather is
thick. Right now he doesn't chew on the wing feathers which are long just
the stubs.

Linda
--
   ___  
  (o o)  Zack, Zill, Jake, Olive and Tail's Pet Human,
 (  V  ) Linda Knapp

 
 
 

African Grey Feather Pluc

Post by barbara bran » Wed, 13 Jul 1994 11:39:03


-> Also, African Grey's are VERY intelligent birds and need a great deal
-> of mental stimulation.  Make sure there are plenty of toys in the cag
-> and that you change them out frequently.  Also, try to include your b
-> in as much of your daily life as possible--get him out of that cage.
->
-> Hope this helps!

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one having this problem right now
(I feel bad for the birds).  My African Grey started chewing his
feathers again, I took him to the vet, nothing physicaly wrong with the
little stinker, just mad because I've worked alot lately.  There is a
great spray out for feather picking, called Bitter Apple, I know my Grey
hates it.

Has anyone else had any luck keeping their birds from feather picking?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!!

Barbara Branam

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African Grey Feather Pluc

Post by barbara bran » Wed, 13 Jul 1994 11:39:03


-> Also, African Grey's are VERY intelligent birds and need a great deal
-> of mental stimulation.  Make sure there are plenty of toys in the cag
-> and that you change them out frequently.  Also, try to include your b
-> in as much of your daily life as possible--get him out of that cage.
->
-> Hope this helps!

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one having this problem right now
(I feel bad for the birds).  My African Grey started chewing his
feathers again, I took him to the vet, nothing physicaly wrong with the
little stinker, just mad because I've worked alot lately.  There is a
great spray out for feather picking, called Bitter Apple, I know my Grey
hates it.

Has anyone else had any luck keeping their birds from feather picking?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!!

Barbara Branam

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