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Feather Plucking A Major Problem for the African Grey Parrot

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					Feather Plucking : A Major Problem for the African Grey Parrot

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Feather plucking is known to be a very nasty habit of the african grey
parrot. They are notorious feather pluckers. It is said that the Timneh
African Grey parrots are not as bad as the Congo African Grey Parrots
when it comes to feather plucking. But this is not a proven fact.


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Feather   plucking is known to be a very nasty habit of the african grey
parrot.   They are notorious feather pluckers. It is said that the Timneh
African   Grey parrots are not as bad as the Congo African Grey Parrots
when it   comes to feather plucking. But this is not a proven fact.

First of all any parrot keeper should ask himself why do parrots pluck
their feathers. There are many different reasons for this nasty habit.
The African grey parrot is a parrot species that need quite much
attention from his human owner. If this doesn't happens then the bird
will probably get bored and this can result to feather plucking. But
belive me that the this feather plucking problem is very complicated
because it's very hard to resolve it. There were cases when the african
greys plucked their feathers because of getting to much attention. So you
just don't know exactly how to treat your bird. Dietary imbalances, or
environmental problems may also take to feather plucking. Some
environmental problems could be smocking very much in the room where the
parrot is kept or keeping him in a space with dry air. Also is
recommended for african grey parrots to get regular baths or to be
exposed to some kind of moist air. The african grey parrots shouldn't
encounter any frightening experiences because this can take to feather
plucking.

If this nasty habit appears in you bird's daily activities than you
should first see a veterinarian. He will probably try to find a physical
explanation for the bird's problem. It's best to try to understand what
the veterinarian explains and try to find some ways of resolving the
problem. It is proven that the african grey parrot is the most
intelligent species. His higher degree of intelligence, along with
possible incorrect early socialization at the breeders and not
understanding the bird’s intellectual needs when it becomes a companion
parrot often leads to neurotic habits -- such as plucking.

Timnehs african grey parrots don't pluck their feathers as much as the
congo african grey parrot. This could be because they were not as popular
as the congo african parrot. Because of their duller coloration they
weren't as licked as the congo.
In conclusion the feather plucking is a major problem for the african
grey parrots because they are very difficult birds to take care of.

				
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