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Old 01-01-2004, 08:43 PM #22
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yes me to. bored= lack of attention
so you pluck yourself? intersting
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Old 01-01-2004, 08:48 PM #23
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Old 01-01-2004, 08:51 PM #24
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plucking feathers is a birds way of beating it...
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Old 01-01-2004, 10:31 PM #26
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plucking feathers is a birds way of beating it...
hahahahahahhahahahahahaha ROFL.


paintballer5000, bored and lack of attention are like the same thing. and yes i pluck my self, i pluck my weiner!111!!!!1!!
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man, if i get bored im gonna pull out my chest hairs
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plucking feathers is a birds way of beating it...
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Old 01-02-2004, 08:33 AM #29
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you should also get the bird a mate- love birds do better in pairs. Some feathers will NOT grow back- there are different types of feathers on a bird. If the bird is old enough and had gone through its infant molt and has adult feathers losing feathers at this stage is a BAD thing. It can be due to stress like the other two dudes said.. its more than most likely is stress since you did leave it alone for awhile. But you also need to worry about boredom, mal-nutrition and allergy. Also, if it has pulled primary feathers off of its chest then make sure it doesn't get an infection in the bare spots.
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Old 01-02-2004, 01:46 PM #30
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Old 01-02-2004, 02:41 PM #31
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alright dude, ive had birds for years.


A bird will pull feathers off its chest if it is trying to lay eggs, and its female (obviously). The bare chest provides direct body heat to the eggs, making it easier to rear them.

A bird will also pull feathers in stressfull situations, the situation you described is VERY stressfull to a lovebird. It needs lots of attention. Unfortunately, some birds who start plucking feathers to the point that they are bare (like 50-60%) will not stop, and it becomes a life long issue.

One thing is as the baby feathers begin to grow back, they are extremely rich and tasty, so a bird will pluck it and actually like the taste of its new feathers, and keep on plucking at them. Eventually bloodflow will stop to the feathers , and they will just not grow back anymore.

The only way to ensure they grow back is to get a bird collar. you can ask your vet. On the other hand you can pray that you get lucky, and it stops.

I suggest 3 things. Attention!!! Minimize its stress, quiet places and familiar surroundings. And most importantly diet. Put it on a vitamin regiment,, Vitamine A is very important for healthy feathers. (get bird vitamines from any petstore, ZuPrene is available at pet mart.)

You may also try a UV light. UV light actually provides a catalyst for vitamines in birds. UV = good.


I hope this helps, feel free to email me if you like. Ive been through this, do not let your stress over your bird affect your relatoinship with it. Birds MIMIC your attitude just like a 2 year old.
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One thing is as the baby feathers begin to grow back, they are extremely rich and tasty
you would know i guess
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Old 01-02-2004, 07:24 PM #34
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paintballer5000, bored and lack of attention are like the same thing. and yes i pluck my self, i pluck my weiner!111!!!!1!!
um not really you could be bored and still be gettin attention.
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I had a lovebird that did that...once it stopped plucking its feathers it died.
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Dont worry...........my family and i went out of town earlier this year w/o my dad and he did the same thing......... and he's just fine
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I can help you out......

Join a animal/pet forum this is paintball small talk dumb ***, we talk about pointless **** and flame eachother we dont use opur heads to help peoples pet problkems.
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Old 01-02-2004, 08:35 PM #38
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I can help you out......

Join a animal/pet forum this is paintball small talk dumb ***, we talk about pointless **** and flame eachother we dont use opur heads to help peoples pet problkems.
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