Goffin plucking has now turned to mutilation HELP
Posted 08 January 2012 - 04:22 AM
Thanks in advance for any help...
Posted 09 January 2012 - 02:07 AM
Please...please...please get your bird to the Vet as soon as possible.
Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:41 AM
My Goffin no longer plucks to the extreme, if at all. His chest feathers might not grow in... or else he's still plucking there when I don't notice. He seemed to stop after his neighbor, an amazon, died. Then I started giving him lots of things he could chew and destroy which probably kept him busy. Cockatoos are very challenging and complicated creatures. Keep us posted.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:52 PM
I have the same problem right now.My goffin has had two surgeries and last week he had his neck restraint taken off and everything was fine until last night when he started plucking again.Get him to a avian vet immediately.He could get an infection.My vet put a plastic ring around his neck (he can't get to his chest)it looks like a napkin ring.When he first put it on,my bird looked like he was drunk.Keep an eye on him until he gets use to the ring.My vet is calling me today to discuss other options.I think he's allergic to something.I noticed that the food I usually buy him has changed colors and I'm wondering if thats the problem.I love my baby too,he's 13 yrs old.I hope you read this and it helps.Birds can get allergies.Good luck,let me know how he's doing.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:06 PM
If you think its a food allergy, have you tried an elimination diet? Switching to a dye-free/organic pellet? Avoiding allergy foods and sweet potatoes?
Have you tried frequent bathing, a non-ionic air cleaner, a humidifier, exercise (in the form of flight), foraging activities, etc?
I know how hard it can be to see a beloved pet with feather destructive behaviors and trying to get them to stop. Worse, when you don't know the cause in the first place!
Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:09 PM
So, get to the vet - ASAP.
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