Yes once it becomes a habit, it can be a real challenge to get them out of it, like any stereotypical/abnormal behaviour.
I have used anti-pluck/peck spray with chickens before but I haven't had any real success with it, I suppose like anything, every situation is different and individual, and...
I think any plucking should be investigated by a vet first with bloods and a check for external parasites. The the cage set up/environment/social set up should be assessed and altered. I know some poor diets and owners smoking can also cause plucking.
I know some people have had success with...
Yes I know they are very cheeky and nippy! She is like that if they get too close to her when they are out together, or if they land on her cage when out separately (which I am sure is territorial!)
Yes I have seen your post, it was very interesting!
I have been lucky enough to go on a lot of...
Oh that sounds interesting! We are in it for the long haul with training our flock to be nice to each other! Pickles is my GCC and is a rescue - she hates our cockatiels and would bite their toes off if given then chance!
Your grey is very cute! Love the sound of his personality!
Your parrolet sounds like my GCC, one day she loves me, the next my boyfriend! I really trigger her hormones though which is a shame!
That's the community I am hoping to find! I think people are quite judgy on social media...
Thank you dianaT and MJGB - MikeJenGaryBeckyBoo :tiel:
Thanks for checking out my videos Michael! Great to hear about your experiences and hope you are keeping well! I don;t know what the future will hold, I just hope its happy, positive and full of birds!
Hi everyone, I am Sophie from Hertfordshire, UK!
I have three parrots (so far!!) - Chip (pied cockatiel), Fish (normal grey cockatiel) and Pickles (cinnamon green cheeked conure)
I've also been working professionally with birds for 10 years
Tell me about your flock - are you new to birds or...