By JillyD from Sacramento, CA
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By one.of.a.kind 08/19/2010
By JillyD 08/18/2010
We did Google this, but nothing came up that was healpful. The vet seems to think that it's pin feathers may be bothering him. It's gone on for about four weeks though. Seems like a long time for a bird to have pin feathers. He isn't shrieking or pulling feathers out. He stands up really straight (like he's scared) and kind of holds that pose for awhile too. His appetite seems to be good.
By Cornelia 08/16/2010
I've seen this as a form of begging in birds. Are they getting enough attention? Food? Water? Treats? Are they bored and/or frustrated? (Being destructive, shrieking, pulling feathers out?)
But if they are scratching a lot they could have mites and are trying to cool down because it soothes the bites. Have you googled the issue?
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