The reasons for pulling the feathers themselves may be several. This may be due to the mentality of a parrot, with the living conditions and feeding, with the emergence of diseases such as fungus, or the emergence of parasites.
- Improper feeding of a pet is the most common cause of loss of feathers. Parrot need to feed the food that suits him. In the special feed contains more useful vitamins and minerals. Do not attempt to feed him with sausage or meat, it is bad for his health.
- It happens that the parrot infected with parasites. This can be pogoed, peroid, the itch mite. Livelihoods parasite irritate the bird, and she plucks her feathers out. So the parrot was able to help myself, supporting the hygiene in the cage is placed a container of sand. You can also help the bird using wormwood or chamomile pharmacy. Dry these drugs are rubbed into the pen cover. The cage should be treated with turpentine, then treated with boiling water and dried. To avoid infestation, the cell sprinkle the powder of dried chamomile, sage. Will also help Shia leaves of birch and cherry.
- If the parrot treat fatty ointments, feathers, remains of medicines in the form of plaque, which parrot can't get rid of. For this reason, he plucks the feathers entirely. If not to get rid of oily plaque on time, the pulling of feathers can be a parrot in the habit.
- The reason for willfully parting with feathers can be stressful. For example, the loss of a partner. Parrots are very sociable birds and the fact of separation drives them into depression. Parrots must be busy with something in the cell. They love to sort out small items. Let him have a diverse Arsenal of stuff. It can be beads, jewelry, pins, caps, everything that interested him.
Advice 2 : Why parrots are itching
Healthy parrot spend much time cleaning their feathers. For him it is a hygienic procedure and fun in one bottle. Sometimes owners notice that their pet is itching too often. This may be the first sign of disease, and completely normal.
Parrots can scratch its feathers up to three hours a day is absolutely fine. Sometimes they RUB their head with a foot and even feed her through the bars of the cage. However, it is worth remembering that parrots are itching not only for hygienic reasons. Active scratching may indicate that your pet has come the shedding period, this can be reported and feathers scattered around the cage. Parrot combs the legs of old feathers to make room for the new. During moulting is necessary to monitor the diet of a parrot, your pet must get enough calcium.
If you think your parrot's itchy too active, it is possible to see fallen feathers. They should not be traces of blood, and they should not be too shredded, that is to have damage. Perhaps the room is too dry, this parrot itches too often. Humidity should be approximately 70%. Skin the birds dry dehydrated and itchy. For moisturizing the skin, a parrot has to swim regularly, also you can from time to time to spray the bird from a spray bottle.
Signs that a bird is scratched by unnatural causes, is the flaking of the beak and claws. When the first symptoms of sickness it is urgent to show the parrot to the veterinary doctor. If you keep a few birds, a sick parrot, you must isolate gave him the quarantine.
Another reason for the "pruritus" of a parrot can be a variety of parasites, such as mites and properiety. In this case, an urgent need to treat the cage and all accessories special disinfectants, and the bird must pass the appropriate course of treatment, it shall appoint a veterinarian.
If you found no signs of infection or parasites, but still it seems that the bird scratched too often, just watch for the pet. If a bird swims, flies well and has a remarkable appetite, his regular "pruritus" is just one of the manifestations of activity. Maybe he's just too clean, and there is no cause for concern.
Don't let the parrot to touch the objects, brought from the street, this will allow the pet to avoid infection by parasites.