Bird Collars for Parrot Self-Mutilation
Parrot Self-Mutilation is a distressing problem that can occur with any species of parrot, but is more common in African Grey's, Cockatoo's, and Quaker Parrots. It is believed that self-mutilation is an obsessive compulsive disorder that becomes addictive in nature. Parrot self-mutilation often requires a multi-pronged approach of prescription grade medications, environmental management, and an effective barrier. Learn more about parrot self-mutilation in my upcoming book, The Feather Destructive Behavior Workbook: 8 Secrets to Curb Plucking and Self-Mutilation in Parrots.
Management efforts should concentrate on the following:
- Providing a very sturdy bird collar
- Providing bird calming medications as recommended by an avian veterinarian
- Using bird safe wound healing gel or spray
- Insuring that your bird has a premium diet including feather growth supplements
- Exploring parrot husbandry techniques that may be contributing to the problem
Bird Collars for Parrot Self-Mutilation are an important component of managing this distressing problem.