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Date Posted: 12:09:10 02/05/08 Tue
Author: Don
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Subject: Re: HELP! Female pulling males feathers out!
In reply to: Terri 's message, "HELP! Female pulling males feathers out!" on 11:45:07 02/05/08 Tue

Hi Terri,

It's a really bad habit that is hard to break them of. There are several theories why they start this behavior, boredom, stress, hunger, nutritional deficiency, etc. I think your best bet, if you don't want to separate them is to give them a bigger cage, just so they have a little more personal space. It would be best to separate them temporarily, at least until the male has grown his new feathers in, which will take about three weeks. If you re-introduce them into a bigger cage at that time, they might be alright. No guarantees though, feather plucking is probably the most frustrating part of the hobby of keeping BQ.


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