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    Groomy a gumpy conure

    I have a 8+ year old conure, named Kirby, who used to belong to my in laws. They were not great birdy parents and as a result Kirby is very bitey. I've become friends as best as I can with him but he still won't let me touch him or pet him.

    This is a problem since Kirby is currently in his summer molt and has several pin feathers on his head which are clearly annoying him. I haven't been able to scratch his head to help him with the pin feathers. Any advice?

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    Re: Groomy a gumpy conure

    Time and patience hopefully will show him he can trust you. In the meantime you can offer him lots of bird bathes and most him if he likes it. Our vet recommends organic red palm oil and my entire families birds love it. My sisters big birds like it on there fresh fruits and veggies and Tikki my daughter's bird eats a pea sized dab off of my daughter's finger. The vet says it softens there feathers and skin from the inside.
    Fly Free Boomer, we will forever love you.

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