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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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