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Seasonal feather damaging behavior explained.

By Susan Clubb, DVM

An explanation of feather damaging behavior
Feather-damaging behavior (FDB) is an enigma to avian veterinarians and bird owners alike. While many causes and solutions have been proposed, this behavior — or misbehavior — often defies explanation or resolution. I use the term feather-damaging behavior rather than feather plucking or picking, because there are many types of FDB, other than just picking. 

 

 **For the full article, pick up the May 2011 issue of BIRD TALK at your local retailer or by purchasing a PDF download here.**

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