How Do I Stop My Yellow-headed Amazon From Plucking?

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Yellow-headed Amazon (aka the Yellow-headed Parrot and the Double Yellow-headed Amazon)

 

Lupe asks

 

My yellow-headed Amazon (Chelsie) has been seeing a vet for feather plucking since Feb.

 

We have done several things to correct the problem.

 

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How Do I Prevent Feather Color Leaching From My Amazon Parrot?

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Panama Amazons
(aka the Panama Yellow-headed Amazon)

 

My Panama Amazon (26 years old..all with me 😉 had a very long hormonal season (approx. 4 months).

 

During that time he followed me from room to room and ate a lot of food, especially PB sandwiches and apple chunks, corn, and Nutri-berries.

 

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Why Does My Birds Behavior Change In Spring?

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It’s spring, which means some of you may have noticed your bird’s behavior has begun to change a bit which may mean, your bird’s hormonal cycle has begun to change.

You can expect many changes but above all expect the unexpected.

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Why Doesn’t My Bird Know What Size Perch To Stand On?

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In the wild, birds will land on most any tree regardless of perch size

Or

Why we don’t know Jack about proper perch sizes for caged birds

 

All these bloody geniuses on the Internet.

 

YouTube rock stars of bird care.

 

Where are you getting your information?

 

Avian vets have the ability to predict the outcome of interactions between multiple birds.

 

“Don’t put that bird near the other bird – an attack is imminent!”

 

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What Is A Bird Safe Floor Cleaner To Use In The Home?

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Hi, Mitch and Catherine.

I love your blog.

Chock full of great info.

I read it every week.

I am getting a young cockatiel in about 5 weeks.

My question is about cleaners to use in my house around birds.

 

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What Is A Bird Safe Drain Cleaner To Use In The Home?

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Lois writes

I have a product called Green Gobbler for drains–says it contains no VOCs, petroleum solvents, chlorine, ethoxylates, synthetic fragrance — so it should be safe to use in a household with parrots.

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Are Rope Perches Good For Birds Feet?

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I read that fleece isn’t safe for birds, like to cover a wood shelf with, what do you think? 

 

My blue-front amazon is having foot problems on and off.

 

Last September there was a red spot on the bottom of his foot. 

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