Zerby the parrotlet: one month after wearing an anti-plucking Elizabethan collar.



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This is Zerby after about a month with his Elizabethan collar. He’s wearing it to prevent him from plucking his feathers out. As you can see, his wings still look a little pathetic in this video, but his tail feathers have finally returned and so have some of the dark blue feathers on the edge of his wings. And, he’s got plenty of new pin feathers that I’ve been popping by hand.

The weird little head shake he does at the end is him trying (and failing) to reach his head backward to munch on his feathers.

Also, wow. My voice really IS obnoxious when I’m playing with him.


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