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Bald Parrot (5 pics)

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  • 14 Dec, 2009  |
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Oscar is 35 years old and he is almost completely bald.
He has some kind of disease that makes his skin to reject the feathers.
But he still lives a normal life and has a good mood.


1 Bald Parrot (5 pics)


2 Bald Parrot (5 pics)


3 Bald Parrot (5 pics)


4 Bald Parrot (5 pics)




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№1 Author: Salted_Nuts (14 Dec 2009 03:21) Total user comments: 466


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awww. he still looks cheerful though
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№2 Author: lily (14 Dec 2009 06:25) Total user comments: 0


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Uh "some kind of disease" as in a self-destructive obsessive feather plucking behavior caused by stress/anxiety brought on by some form of abuse or neglect. Clearly, in his case, it was left untreated. This doesn't happen in the wild, only to neglected and abused parrots in captivity that aren't being properly cared for. From the looks of the background, he looks to be in a vet's office or shelter, so he must have been rescued by now. Once they acquire the behavior, however, it is hard for them to learn to stop plucking, and they usually continue to manifest anxiety in this way for their entire life.

He looks "cheerful" because their beaks naturally seem to smile. But really, there's no way to tell what he's feeling without long-term observation of his behavior.

This is a case of an animal who has been severely tramatized in some way, and it shouldn't be glamorized like this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F
eather-plucking
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№3 Author: Apollo (14 Dec 2009 06:49) Total user comments: 0


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Actually, lily, Oscar does have beak and feather disease. Birds pluck for more reasons than mistreatment. You will not find birds in the wild that do for a simple reason. Should a wild bird start plucking, and damage flight feathers, a predator will make a meal out of them very quickly. Birds are prey, sick prey does not last long.
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№4 Author: kctrece (14 Dec 2009 07:15) Total user comments: 500


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№5 Author: doxology (14 Dec 2009 09:34) Total user comments: 1191


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I don't understand, why put people birds in cages...
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№6 Author: nico (14 Dec 2009 12:49) Total user comments: 3050


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№7 Author: jurij (14 Dec 2009 15:04) Total user comments: 352


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i have a parrot too... but it's not bald 01
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№8 Author: metalpig71 (14 Dec 2009 17:26) Total user comments: 19


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lily,
Right you are! Wish more peple knew how mentally bright these birds really are!
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№9 Author: szagi (14 Dec 2009 17:43) Total user comments: 426


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№10 Author: Jard (14 Dec 2009 18:01) Total user comments: 0


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lily,
If it were true that this was stress induced, it would not be so thorough over the head. Yes, stress plucking does occur, but you cannot say that all balding is due to this. There are legitimate disorders that can cause such issues, and it was probably deposited at a vet's because it required special care, or the owner did not want a balding bird.
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№11 Author: olborer (14 Dec 2009 22:37) Total user comments: 265


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hey! get back on my plate!
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№12 Author: nolife (14 Dec 2009 22:51) Total user comments: 1907


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№13 Author: picklini (14 Dec 2009 23:33) Total user comments: 352


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poor guy.
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№14 Author: gerachev (14 Dec 2009 23:55) Total user comments: 1600


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№15 Author: salsapopo (16 Dec 2009 09:18) Total user comments: 12723


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poor oscar
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№16 Author: Ty Webb (18 Dec 2009 04:43) Total user comments: 6156


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Jard,
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№17 Author: cherrygarcia14 (6 Aug 2010 19:19) Total user comments: 2278


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89 feathers please?
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