Bird Care Georgetown SC

Feather plucking is often a manifestation of deep'seated emotional issues, so the trick is to get to the core of what’s bothering your feathered friend. Exotic birds like parrots and cockatoos are more prone to nervous plucking than most birds and may respond well to flower essences.

Annamarie Johnson Artworks
(843) 345-2360
1390 Cortez St
N. Charleston, SC
Products
CAriCAtures of people and pets
Hours
as well as logo and misc design services. I also offer rescues and shelters across the country artwork that they CAn purchase and sell to generate funds or use for events."

PetSmart
(843) 884-1419
676 Long Point Rd
Mt Pleasant, SC
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-7:00

PetSmart
(803) 419-1342
10136 Two Notch Rd Ste 109C
Columbia, SC
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-7:00

PetSmart
(843) 626-2164
1301 Oak Forest Lane
Myrtle Beach, SC
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PETCO
(843) 757-9081
1007 Fording Island Road
Bluffton, SC
Hours
Monday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PetSmart
(864) 224-0436
3523 Clemson Blvd
Anderson, SC
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(803) 781-6339
246 Harbison Blvd
Columbia, SC
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-7:00

PetSmart
(843) 573-9220
2076 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard
Charleston, SC
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PETCO
(843) 538-7387
2098 Bell Highway
Walterboro, SC
Hours
Monday: 10:00am-7:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am-7:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am-7:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am-7:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-6:00pm

PetSmart
(803) 817-6610
1110 Hospitality Dr
Rock Hill, SC
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-7:00

Creature Comforts—Flowers and Feathers

Provided by: 

By Carolyn Barry

If you’re pulling out your hair over a bird that’s plucking its feathers, try bringing your bird flowers instead—flower essences, that is. Feather plucking is often a manifestation of deep-seated emotional issues, so the trick is to get to the core of what’s bothering your feathered friend. Exotic birds like parrots and cockatoos are more prone to nervous plucking than most birds and may respond well to flower essences.

Sandra Snell, DVM, a holistic veterinarian in Sycamore, Ohio, begins by recommending Bach’s Rescue Remedy (a mixture of five essences) but she sees better results when she makes up individualized combinations based on the bird’s emotional issues. Whatever combination you use, Snell recommends giving four drops four times a day, either directly in the mouth of the bird if it’s hand tamed, or in its food or water. Rubbing the essences on the beak or misting the bird will also work.

Other possible remedies, courtesy of Nancy Buono, a Bach Foundation registered practitioner based in Long Island, include those listed below. Flower essences aren’t a one-hit solution, but they have helped plenty of bird lovers and their feathered friends get to the root of the plucking problem.

Crab Apple, which helps balance obsessive tendencies and over-concern with cleanliness

Cherry Plum, which helps the bird regain self-control

Agrimony, which restores the flow of energy and may help the bird accept its feelings and heal more quickly

Impatiens, which restores a sense of patience that can facilitate healing

Walnut, which helps calm birds easily affected by their surroundings

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...