Original Quora question: What is the mechanism I would use to determine the level of a pet birds’ happiness?
I have had my male African grey parrot for 28 years.
When he matured sexually years ago he started plucking.
I have him on a plumage supplement now and he has lots of new quills and looks much better.
However, he humps my arm with a thick sweater on.
He goes to completion if I let him once a day.
Hello. We have a 7 year old African grey.
Unfortunately we made a mistake and did not train him properly.
We are having problems with his behavior.
He attacks. He bites. He is angry.
He only obeys one person in the house.
Is it too late to train him?
Who can we turn to?
From a Facebook fan last night
I’ve got a Catalina macaw that has a problem of plucking, I took her to the vet, she has a clean bill of health, now if anyone can help with the feather plucking problem, I would appreciate it, Thanks
From a customer on the West Coast during a phone call this week
“My 14-year-old lovebird began to pluck for no reason at all.
We have him on the best foods we can provide like Harrison’s pellets but we had to put a collar on her to stop the feather loss.
Nothing has changed in her life and she is fully flighted”
Shouldn’t we learn how to find the right foods for our pet birds?
Feathered factoid: as much as 30% of a bird’s calories are used in the production and maintenance of feathers.
Editor’s note: We don’t know what bird food your bird will like any more than what you like on Netflix.
“Transparent”, “Scandal” or “The Walking Dead,” shows are both loved and reviled.
We do know that instinctively your bird has a desire to “search” or “forage” for food seven days a week.
It does not matter if the toys are small, medium or large.
Do they tolerate plexiglass? Plastic?
Locking rings are a toy I offer but they will not play with them.
Instead, they go around them as if the ring toys were in their way or annoyed them
male (green) eclectus parrot
regurgitating into female (red) eclectus parrots beak
Jerri M. asks
We live in NC and as you are probably aware, Hurricane Matthew has created some problems.
We were evacuated in a raft, with our Eclectus Parrot.
Since we have returned home, she is acting stressed and exhibiting behaviors that I have not witnessed before this.
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