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Preening Macaw

Parrot Feather Care 101

#FeatherCare #FeatherPicking #ParrotFeatherCare Your parrots feathers are not simply a source of external beauty. They play far more important roles of protection and providing warmth for the bird. These complex structures repel water, provide insulation for the bird and even enable flight. Their delicate structure means that they get worn out after a period of […]

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Tuesday Parrot Pictures – Help for Feather Picking

Enjoy Our Feather Picking Slideshow. Your Parrot Can Be In Pictures Too! Text (719-650-0812) or Email Your Photo’s to BirdSupplies.com

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Feather plucking and self mutlilation

The Perplexing Behavior Of Self Mutilating Parrots

It’s never been shown that birds in the wild self mutilate and feather pluck. Only domestic birds. Why is self mutilating parrots a  captive bird problem? We don’t really know. Theories abound, but nobody has conclusively proved any of their theories. What we do know is that having a beautiful Cockatoo or an African Grey […]

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About Feather Plucking and Dry Skin

By Diane Burroughs Parrot feather plucking has many causes from changes that the bird perceives as dramatic and scary, such moving it’s cage or getting a dog or being near a window where it sees hawks or other predators, to lack of sleep and even dry skin. When you’re starting to unravel potential causes of […]

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