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PLUCKING RECAP

 
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 10:39 pm    Post subject: PLUCKING RECAP Reply with quote

FEATHER DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION A RECAP


1. MEDICAL: TAKE THE BIRD TO AN AVIAN VET FOR A COMPLETE CHECK EVALUATION TO ELIMINATE DISEASE AS THE CAUSE

2. ENVIRONMENT:

- KEEP THE BIRD AT A STRICT DAYLIGHT
SCHEDULE WITH EXPOSURE TO TWILIGHT

- INSTALL FULL SPECTRUM LIGHTS WITH A CRI HIGHER THAN 93 FOR THE DAYLIGHT HOURS

- PUT A HUMIDIFIER IN THE ROOM WHERE THE BIRD IS KEPT

- PUT AN AIR PURIFIER IN THE ROOM WHERE THE BIRD IS KEPT


3. DIET:

- ORGANIC AND VARIED DIET WITH PLENTY OF VEGETABLES, FRUITS AND LEAFY GREENS

- DO NOT FREE FEED SEEDS OR PELLETS (PELLETS SHOULD BE ORGANIC AND 100% NATURAL)

- ELIMINATE ALL ALLERGENS, PEOPLE FOOD AND MEAT FROM DIET

- FEED BREAKFAST RIGHT AFTER SUN IS UP AND DINNER WHEN SUN STARTS TO SET

- DISTILLED OR SPRING WATE FOR DRINK AND BATH

- GOOD QUALITY SUPPLEMENTS: VITAMINS, CALCIUM AND PROBIOTICS


4. ENTERTAINMENT, EXERCISE, ETC

- BIRD SHOULD HAVE, AT LEAST, FIVE HOURS OUT OF THE CAGE

- BIRD SHOULD HAVE, AT LEAST, THREE HOURS OF INTERACTION WITH OWNER

- BIRD SHOULD HAVE NEW TOYS ALL THE TIME AND AN EMPHASIS SHOULD BE PLACED IN PLUCKING TOYS

- FLYING! FLYING! FLYING!

- DAILY BATHS WITH SPRING OR DISTILLED WATER AND A GOOD SPLASH OF ORGANIC ALOE VERA JUICE (TWO IF POSSIBLE, ONE IN THE AM AND ANOTHER ONE AT NOON)





Written by: Beatriz Cazeneuve
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