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... a neck brace for their plucking tiel?

As I said before, I think it would really upset him, but this morning I am devastated as he has been plucking more than ever overnight. I am really devastated. I have found a few soft feathers around in the last couple of days so he seemed to have some sort of moult even if not quite because his metabolism is a bit unbalanced because of the plucking. He also has a few new pin feathers that probably irritated him.

I have looked up the brace online and I think it would be a torture for him, so I am even more devastated. A soft collar would probably be better, but believe me, he would tear it off in a few seconds, like he did in the past with a home-made one. He is too strong for velcro when he is irritated.

I don't know, maybe he would get used to it, but I can't just look at him suffering. It's winter now so if I don't do it now I certainly can't do it in summer because it would be a real torture in summer... I just don't want to see him bumping around not understanding what's around his neck.

Now he is sitting on my shoulder kissing me and preening my hair...

Anyway, have you ever used a brace?

Thanks.
 

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Have you considered a flight suit instead? Just start it off for short periods of time? I'm not sure how well a brace would do if it just makes him miserable.
 

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He is incredibly sweet, but I don't think I would be able to make him wear a flight suit. Not on my own at least.
I will have a look at the cut sock too.
They have very soft house socks here (similar to these http://g02.a.alicdn.com/kf/HTB18UrBKVXXXXXsXpXXq6xXFXXXx/Ladies-Women-Soft-Warm-Fluffy-Bed-font-b-Socks-b-font-New-Winter-Autumn-Bowknot-Home.jpg. Maybe he wouldn't mind. I think I would have to ask the vet for help though as I am afraid to do something wrong on my own and that if he moves for example while I am putting it on him he could break his wings?
 
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