donald1954 wrote:Hi, and a good morning to you too!
Well poor little soul. There is a lot to say about feather plucking. At first I would go and see an Avian Vet to check the birds health, sometimes they have a problem with the liver, sometime another desease, like PDD or whatever. Once checked, always make sure your bird has a lot to do in the cage and outside. Lots of branches, lots of enrichment, many toys. Spend at lot of time with the bird, give it a lot of freeflight, or at least time outside, lots of fresh air. does your bird take a bath? If not, it is rather important to spray and mist him as often as possible. And than of course I would start with training. Does he already step on to your hand? I am sure you will have an improvement to the birds health, mentally and physically. He trusts you already, that is a good sign. Look forward to hear from you, how things are!
donald1954 wrote:Spend at lot of time with the bird, give it a lot of freeflight, or at least time outside, lots of fresh air.
Shelby wrote:Birds molt once or twice a year. The mangled feathers will need to fall out before
You should NOT take your bird outside for freeflights unless you have a professional there to guide you along and help you, and by that time you should have worked extensively on flight recall training while inside. Otherwise, you should not take your bird outside unless they are harness-trained or in a carrier. Even clipped birds can fly with a tiny bit of wind. There are many risks with taking your uncaged bird outside - they could get spooked and fly away, they could be attacked by a hawk or other predatory bird, etc. Please stick to taking your bird outside in a carrier for now! Sunshine is great for birds, but please be very careful with your feathered friends!
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