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Recent Study On Feather Picking

All of the birds had a history of feather picking.

Dr. Lisa Newman, a doctor of Naturopathy and the president of the International Natural Pet Care Association recently conducted a one-year study of feather picking in caged birds. All of the birds had a history of feather picking. They were divided into four separate groups. One group was only treated with Dr. Newman's vitamin/mineral protocol, another group was treated with a homeopathic remedy, still another group was treated with homeopathic support and, finally, the last group was not treated with any of the above. Her results, one may ask?

Dr. Newman found that 87% of the birds that were supplemented and treated with homeopathic support had the best outcome. The second-best outcome was those birds, 79%, which were treated with only supplements. Thirdly, were birds, 43%, treated solely with homeopathic support. The birds that had the most devastating outcome were those that were left alone and untreated. Most of these birds, 93%, actually became worse off than before the beginning of the study.

3-3-2004


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I've never had a bird that feather picked. That is one thing that I'm glad about.
Dan, Sandy Valley, NV
Posted: 2/11/2011 7:24:05 PM
I've had my bird examined by two different vets. No diseases, no parasites, and the healthiest bird they've seen. It's neurotic. I've tried all the homeopathic methods and tinctures. I've done the 12 hours of light, 12 of dark. The bird's cage is big. It is given all kinds of toys. It eats a variety of foods including Kettle Creations macaroni, beans, and legumes for breakfast, fresh fruits in the afternoon, and fresh protein, carbs, and veggies from our table on top of seeds, nutriberries, and parrot treat. It has apple tree branches (washed and unsprayed) to chew on as well as a variety of toys. It gets plenty of attention and down time. I've read every article on feather plucking and they are all pretty much the same. I've done it all. I say it is hormonal. There is absolutely no other reason for my bird to be neurotic. I am considering giving it up to a breeder.
Valeria, South Rockwood, MI
Posted: 3/2/2007 5:17:59 PM
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