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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-18-2013, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Some pics of my bird room

Moved some stuff around and added some new things. Just wanted to share some of my room. Enjoy!
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Looks great! Is your green wing a rescue or just a plucker? If you don't mind me asking
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Wow, nice!

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Gorgeous bird room, your macaw is so adorable.
If I may ask: Do you know why several chest feathers are missing?
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Very nice. My bird room mostly just has cages in it. I have the play stand out here by my computer so I rotate my birds around and have them with me.
Yours is very nice. But would worry me to death about who was killing who. lol

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Thank you all. This is the room where i can relax with them and watch tv or just hang out. I have several other spaces that i take them to. No on the rescue he has been with me since the age of 3 weeks old. Currently he is getting monthly shots for the plucking. It started about 3 or 4 years ago when i had one of my surgeries and its been an ongoing problem with him. My avian vet says it could be part hormonal and part just learned behavior. As you can see he does lack toys to keep him busy so i am always adding new stuff. Nothing works i am at wits end with the plucking. But mommy still loves him.
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i love your way of hanging things from the ceiling! very clever looks like a really great set up you have


have you tried giving him preening toys that he can use instead of plucking himself?

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Do you have another macaw as a partner for him?
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Plucking is such a frustrating problem! I can relate, as I bite my nails . The bird room looks great! A good way to use the unused space available on the ceiling.

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Thanks you all. First off I make all my own toys, and have my own website. Any more toys and preening stuff in the world is not going to change his ways on the plucking. And yes it is so extremely frustrating when you have a bird that plucks, especially when there is no history of previous owners that neglected or abused him. I have two macaws not the same species but yes he has a friend, i am home all day and with them. They have either radio on with music or tv or videos. Just cannot imagine the amount of dollars i have spent up to now to find why or what or when.
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You wrote it started at a time when you had surgeries, so he was probably missing you.
Unfortunately plucking easily becomes a bad habit and won't stop after the reason for it disappeared.
Did he make friends with the other macaw?

Have you done bloodwork recently to find out if he has a liver issue?
In this case parrots get bad itching and pluck their feathers because of that.
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Honey my Vet lives across the street from me. He has done every test in the book. Thanks though i do understand you are trying to help. But if i only had one last $100 i would spend it on my birds and there well being. We are at the Vet monthly if not more often. smile
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Sorry, I didn't want to upset you.
Of course I respect if you don't want to talk about this topic any more because you've already tried everything.
But I couln't know that when writing my post.
You macaw is really beautiful and adorable. And that is all that matters.
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No problem dont worry about it. I guess its like having a child that is different, is the only way i can describe it. You want them to be perfect and pretty but its so complicated. I still think that by bringing these larger birds into our homes is not always the best for them. They need the fresh air outside and the room to use there wings and forge for there food. We us humans want to bring them inside into air conditioning and heating and put them in pretty cages so we can enjoy them. Not necessary what was intended for these beautiful creatures right/ Its okay no hard feelings.
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