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Farzan
Accept rejection and reject acceptance.
09:09 AM on 12/12/2009
My bird had partially defeathered itself. Any chance the feathers will grow back?
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Lantzali
10:02 AM on 12/12/2009
They'll grow back.
10:37 AM on 12/12/2009
The feathers will grow back but if your bird didn't pluck it's feathers because of a disease then it did it out of boredom and a bit of cage crazy. By that I mean it could be an indication that the bird isn't getting enough attention or mental stimulation. New toys, moving the cage to another location (even turning it around), redecorating the inside of the cage, letting the bird out (depending on the situation - are there other animals around etc) and just plain playing with him more often. These things will help assure he doesn't continue to pluck. Another thing to look at is the humidity in the house - sometimes that makes them a bit plucky.
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Farzan
Accept rejection and reject acceptance.
05:59 PM on 12/12/2009
Thanks mygad.

You are very correct. He did that right after a few workers did some re-modeling work near his cage.
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NoMercy
Member Since October 2005
08:54 AM on 12/12/2009
Lovely creature, fascinating.

I'm always fascinated by the physionomy of birds, how they evolved to fly. I think many of us would give up our human strengths just for that one ability.
08:46 AM on 12/12/2009
But can he do the funky chicken?
10:40 AM on 12/12/2009
Groan.
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AllShookUp
Hug A Hater
11:22 AM on 12/12/2009
LOL
08:43 AM on 12/12/2009
Little olive oil and some sage...mmm mmm
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tlgeiger62
A woman of substance.
08:39 AM on 12/12/2009
Reminds me of some of those runway models they use nowadays!
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08:22 AM on 12/12/2009
All you need is love.
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08:06 AM on 12/12/2009
Someone put that thing back on the grill.
07:49 AM on 12/12/2009
All I can think off when seeing the bird is "It looks delicious". What a character it is though!
blogisti
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05:54 AM on 12/12/2009
I wonder if the bird knows that too much dancing will cause a bird to lose its feathers?
05:45 AM on 12/12/2009
Cute bird, Marybel Rodriguez, is it?
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mlaiuppa
Pres. Sarcasm Society. Like we need your approval.
04:37 AM on 12/12/2009
I wonder if she'd mind a nice, soft sweater? She just looks like she might be cold.
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planetjeffy
On the other hand, you have different fingers.
04:33 AM on 12/12/2009
This bird was abused and is a feather plucker (plucks it's own feathers).
It is a common reaction to the abuse and I've seen it alot.
You can tell, because it still has feathers on its head, which it can't reach.
After constant plucking, the feathers will not grow back.
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wilray
Heisendog, a golden lab
05:14 AM on 12/12/2009
Actually, they explained that she had a disease and she has to be isolated from other birds. Feather plucking is a disorder not a disease and it is not transmissible.
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rubygreen
06:00 AM on 12/12/2009
I have a rescued c0_ckatiel who is now about 21 who was not taken care of in her first yr. of life.

A novelty pet for kids that lasted about a month - then of course wasn't fed correctly, and she has plucked her feathers, but just on her breast bone and under her wings. Frustration and boredom from being ignored. Once they start it's very hard to stop.

It's not pretty, butshe's a great little bird and has had a good life for the past 20 yrs.

Oscar is beautiful.
07:49 AM on 12/12/2009
RTFA
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planetjeffy
On the other hand, you have different fingers.
06:06 PM on 12/12/2009
I did read the article and was responding that this bird might have been misdiagnosed with PBFD and instead was a self plucker. Good tests for this disease were not available 13 yrs ago and Oscar does not look like a PBFD bird - but more reflects a plucker - which is very common among cockatoos. I've seen quite a few in similar conditions.
03:18 AM on 12/12/2009
naughty girl... but very sexy nonetheless...
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DallasDon
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03:12 AM on 12/12/2009
DallasDon dances naked too. Doesn't everybody?
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Tommygun264
2Q2BSTR8
04:25 AM on 12/12/2009
LOL! Be sure to let me know when you post your naked dancing vids, Don.

WOOF!
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wilray
Heisendog, a golden lab
04:30 AM on 12/12/2009
Apparently so

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD1JNhDRW18
02:44 AM on 12/12/2009
They are taking good care of her, thats all that matters...