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COMPANION PARROT FEATHER CARE
& FEATHER DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR

 
Sally Blanchard's
Feather

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Written and Illustrated by Sally Blanchard

With a Veterinarian's Perspective by Tammy Jenkins D.V.M.
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HEALTHY FEATHERS

Basics about Feathers and Feather Condition

A Few Feather Facts

Preening and Normal Feather Loss

Molting

FEATHER AND SKIN CARE

Blood Feathers


FEATHER PICKING AND PLUCKING


No Single Reason, No Single Cure

Not Native to our Living Room

Physical Origins

Physical & Environmental Causes

Don’t Feed a “Gimmick” Food


NUTRITIONAL NEEDS


Opportunistic Omnivores

Quality Proteins

Vitamin A Veggies

Other Veggies & Fruits

Whole Grains

Fats

Supplements


ENVIRONMENTAL & BEHAVIORAL NEEDS


The Importance of Humidity

Bathing Techniques

A Real Bath

Light and Feather Condition

Airborne Pollutants and Fumes

Dirty Feathers

Allergies page

Need for Stimulation

Injury and Trauma

Learning the Wrong Technique?

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Behavioral Considerations

Attention to Detail

Poor Early Socialization

Sexual Behavior and Feather Picking

Pluckers May Not be Unhappy


FEATHER DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR


Learning Behaviors

Working with Phobic Parrots

Self-mutilation

Is There Hope?


MY EXPERIENCES WITH PLUCKING PARROTS


African Grey Parrots

Amazons

Caiques

Cockatiels

Cockatoos

Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease

Actual Cockatoo Picking

Compulsive Picking

Conures & Quakers

Eclectus

Macaws

Poicephalus

Other Species

Not Limited by Species


BASICS OF FEATHER PICKING

A Veterinarian’s Perspective

by Tammy Jenkins D.V.M.

A Frustrating Journey

Common Causes

History and Physical Exam

Minimal Diagnostics

Cytology

Fecal Check for Parasites

Oral and Fecal Culture

General Management Recommendations

Daily Bathing

Correcting Dietary Deficiencies

Eliminating Broad Allergic Irritants

Improve Access to UVA and UVB Light

Ignore Feather Picking

Treat all Wounds

Keep Daily Records

Specific Tests and Trials

Infectious Disease

Allergies

Endocrine/Reproductive Disease

Toxins

Parasites

Hypothyroidism

Primary Skin Infection

Dietary Deficiencies

Systemic Disease

Behavior

 






 














 











 




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