I’m caring for the neighbor’s dog so I came home to let her out at lunch time.
Now yesterday, Nala started eating her perch again. So I rearranged her toys, made sure the dog wasn’t in her room, and turned on Hulu for her. Then, I went to work.
She plucked herself badly this morning and it breaks my heart.
She hasn’t plucked in more than a week, but she really did a number on herself today.
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How long has she been in caotivity? Was she born into captivity? Have you considered returning her to her native habitat?
Cockatoos I believe are from Australia. She’s only been with us three weeks and she had stopped plucking so I’m very sad she’s plucking again. It means she has anxiety and/or is bored, but I try to do everything I can for her. Toys. Good food. Attention.