AFRICAN GREY FEATHER PLUC

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AFRICAN GREY FEATHER PLUC

Post by chuck.su.. » Wed, 13 Jul 1994 04:36:08



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

Barbara

Due to their high level of inteligence, Greys are one of the hardest
birds to get to break the picking habit. There are so many reasons why
they think this occurs that it is nearly impossible to diagnose without
having first-hand knowledge.

Sometimes picking is diet related, in that he/she is lacking some
important vitamin or amino acids.

How about showering your bird? Do you mist him or does he take a regular
bath? All birds should bathe a minimum of once a week. If he does bathe
on his own, you don't add any vitamin supplements to his water do you??
Bad news if you do!

Does he have a variety of toys to occupy him while he is caged? Is
he/she a handfed baby? Is he nervous? A little background would help a
bit.

Chuck Sudds-CAS  Beaker's Aviary (712) 642-4578
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