It can be difficult to determine why a bird is feather picking, it can be due to a physiological reason or psychological reason. They will sometimes start picking as a stress response to something, has anything changed in her environment like the cage being moved, furniture in the room being moved added or taken away, a change in household members, different lighting, a change in sleep habits, look at any little thing that might be different. Does she share a cage with Dudley, if so has his behavior towards her changed? Is she picking only in one area or all over?
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She does share a cage with Dudley also has done, is picking her feathers all over, no furniture has been moved or added. Cage is in the same place has it always has been. No change in food. Dudleys behaviour towards her is the same and same towards him too. We cover them and and uncover them the same time every morning and night. That's what we can understand.[/QUOTE]
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