Help with Parrot Plucking Neck Feathers
Neck Chewers bend around and destroy the feathers in their neck and other areas of their body. We offer two styles of Neck Protector Bird Collars for Feather Pluckers.
You'll find Parrot Poncho's that cover the neck area with both a knit cuff or thicker fleece cowl neck that can be cinched to fit with a veg-tan leather tie.
We also have Neck Tube Collars. These are fleece wrapped leather strips with a hook and loop closure. They are available in soft or stiff leather. The stiffer the material, the more it restricts neck movement making it difficult for your bird to get at it's feathers.
Parrot Biting Feet Protectors
Parrots that bite their feet can be difficult to manage since keeping a bird from it's feet requires movement and access to feet to be restricted. This level of restrictiveness may affect play, ordinary scratching, and eating. Bird collar specs that increase "restrictiveness" are either stiff or thick.
Manage the problem by finding out what is causing the bird to chew its feet until they bleed. Take your bird to the vet for proper diagnosis and treatment. Common causative factors include:
- Occasional seasonal hormone surges
- Dry skin
- Fungal or bacterial infection
- Allergies or exposure to chemicals on surfaces that the bird may perch on
Finding the right bird collar for either of these problems may require some experimentation and innovation.
Check out this blog post on Parrot Biting Feet