My New Eclectus Parrot Sneezes, Scratches, and Has Significant Feather Loss. Could It Be Allergies.?
Question by amber: My New Eclectus Parrot Sneezes, Scratches, and Has Significant Feather Loss. Could It Be Allergies.?
I actually visited her at the pet store for months before deciding “for sure” to purchase her. I adore her, but she (I assumed) was under alot of stress in the pet store so all except her head feathers were plucked quite badly. I noticed after I got her home that she scratched quite a bit and sneezed quite a few times (something I had never noticed before). I adore her and will get her checked out by a vet. I was just wondering if it could be “allergies” instead of regular stress related or other health related plucking. I do not want and will not return her. I have become quite attached and just because she has “issues” I don’t want her to feel unwanted.
Answer by divegirrl
It could certainly be allergies, but also sounds like stress-related plucking. If it is allergies, the vet can give her medicine to help. Try to make sure she has plenty of time outside a cage, and provide toys and play time to stimulate her and prevent stress.
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